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What is the PreACT?

The PreACT is mostly a practice version of the ACT, but it could help connect you with colleges and scholarships. The PreACT can be administered on any date between September 1 and June 1. Contact your school to find out if you’ll be taking the PreACT and when.   The PreACT was designed to help […]


How Many Times Should You Take the ACT?

You can take the ACT as many times as you like; many students end up taking the test between 2-3 times before applying to college. Most colleges are neutral about multiple scores. Many students, in fact, make score improvements by retaking the ACT. Give yourself time to improve before you begin filling out applications. Bring […]


Is the ACT Easier Than the SAT?

Deciding whether to take the SAT or the ACT is often the first major step in the college application process, and it can seem like a daunting one. However, simply understanding what differentiates the two tests can make the choice much more manageable. The SAT and ACT are more similar now than they ever have […]

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 […]