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ACT Accommodations: What You Need to Know

ACT test day can be stressful. For those of use with disabilities, physical impairments, or health-related challenges, it can be even more daunting. The ACT’s official test-maker offers accommodations for students with extra testing needs. This means you can qualify for extra time, braille versions of the test, ergonomic keyboards, and other test modifications. It’s important to know 1) […]

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SAT Accommodations: What You Need to Know

SAT test day can be stressful. And for those of us with disabilities, physical impairments, or other health-related challenges, it can be even more daunting. College Board, the SAT’s official test-maker, offers accommodations for those whose disabilities impede their ability to test under standard conditions. This means you can qualify for extra time, braille versions of the […]

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Should I Take the SAT Essay?

The SAT Essay has changed in recent years. When it was first added to the general SAT in 2005, it was an opinion-based essay. However, when the SAT changed in 2016, the SAT became an analytical essay. In the current version of the SAT, students are given a source text and asked to provide an […]

College Admissions Tips

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6 Tips to Win Scholarships

Paying for college might be one of the most confusing and frightening parts of applying. In addition to filling out the FAFSA, which will help you to secure financial aid, you may decide to look at scholarships. Remember financial aid largely depends on your family’s income and other factors, but many scholarships are awarded based […]

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How to Get into College with a Low GPA

If you’re looking up how to get into college with a low GPA, you’re already ahead of the pack — and you’re committed to a challenging goal. Of course your high school GPA is important, but it’s not the whole story. In the best case scenario, your GPA reflects consistent success due to hard work during […]

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 […]