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What’s a Good ACT Score?

Not sure what a good ACT score is? What’s a bad ACT score? Have no fear! When setting your ACT score goal for 2019, it’s always a good idea to look at the score averages for the schools to which you’re applying. There are helpful college profiles that include information about average scores, total enrollment, […]

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What’s a Good SAT Score?

What’s a good SAT score? If you’re trying to figure out your SAT score goal for 2019 admissions, you’ll want to look at the SAT averages for the schools to which you’re applying. There are great resources like the College Board where you can search for averages at a wide variety of colleges. The SAT is based […]

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SAT Math Practice Questions: Probability

The SAT Math sections are the 3rd and 4th sections on the SAT test. During the first 25-minute SAT Math section, you are NOT allowed to use a calculator. During the next 55-minute SAT Math section, you are allowed to use your calculator. Both SAT Math sections will begin with multiple-choice questions, each of which […]

College Admissions Tips

College Admission: The Complete Guide to Social Media

College Admissions: The Complete Guide to Social Media

As you prep for college, admissions officers are watching. According to a 2016 Kaplan Test Prep survey, 40% of college admissions officers browse social media profiles to learn more about admissions candidates*. That means it’s pretty likely that decision-makers at colleges and scholarship-granting organizations are taking a peek at your profiles. Some students take control by shutting […]

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Why You Should Take High School Clubs Seriously

Joining high school clubs is a great way to jump start your professional and academic success. Don’t underestimate the importance of high school clubs and extracurriculars when it comes to getting experience that will help you in high school, college, and beyond.   There’s a wide range of extracurriculars available at most high schools, from sports […]

Advice for Parents

What to Expect When You’re Expensing College Education

What to Expect When You’re Expensing College Education

Many students will feel an emerging sense of independence as they forge ahead in the direction of their aspirations for higher education. Surprisingly, the realization of the ongoing need for family support throughout the college financial planning process becomes an unexpected revelation. How does college tuition get paid? What length of time are parents obligated […]

The Transition from Living at Home to College

The Transition from Living at Home to College

It can be difficult to watch your child/children leave home for college, especially when it seems like kindergarten was yesterday. The transition from living at home to living at college is a big one for both parents and children, filled with many mixed emotions. Here are some tips to help you and your child get […]