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How to Study for the SAT in 1 Month

Studying for the SAT in a month is possible, though it’s recommended that you spend 10 to 20 hours per week over the course of two or three months prepping for the SAT. But if you only have 30 days, here’s how you can get it done. [ RELATED: SAT 3-Month Study Plan ]   Before you […]

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How to Study for the SAT in 3 Months

Three months is a great amount of time to prep for the SAT. You can spread out your studying and you’ll have ample time to master the concepts tested on the SAT.  It can be difficult to know where to start your SAT prep. The key is finding the right resources, staying organized, and sticking […]

Pick B for Boris: SAT Reading Comprehension Timing Tips

SAT Reading Comprehension Timing Tips

When I ask my students what they find challenging about reading comprehension, the most popular answer is always the same—“timing.” (Runners-up include “understanding the passage” and “getting bored.”) Beating the clock on the ACT or SAT reading comprehension test isn’t as hard as most people think it is, and it doesn’t entail what most people […]

College Admissions Tips

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UC Admissions Guide: Top Application Tips

The University of California Application or UC Application is the common application for all 8 universities in the University of California system: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. Whether you are applying to one UC university or all 8, you will complete a single UC application. All […]

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Top Tips to Win College 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 […]

Advice for Parents

6 Tips for an Organized College Search

6 Tips for an Organized College Search

If you have kids in high school, you are likely somewhere in the college search process. Like many parents, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information, tasks, and unexpected emotions involved in finding the perfect school. The good news is that an organized college search isn’t that hard to manage – all […]

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 […]