To Take an AP Class or Not to Take an AP Class…That is the Question

Learn about AP classes, the courses that are offered, common requirements to enroll, taking the AP exam, how college admissions offices view the courses, and the workload associated with the courses. Read More

Early and Rolling and Regular…Oh My! Breaking Down the Different College Application Processes

Learn what it means to apply Early Decision (ED), Early Decision II, Early Action (EA), Restrictive Early Action (REA), Single Choice Early Action (SCEA), Rolling Admission, and Regular Decision.  Read More

The Reason Not to Double Deposit

This practice is unethical because it’s deceitful, it’s unfair to the college, and it’s unfair to other applicants, especially those who are on the waitlist.  Read More

A Different Kind of College Search

Learn about Colleges That Change Lives and how they help students tackle the college admissions process by focusing on criteria important to each student, all types of institutions, and the skill set employers look for in young employees. Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Weighted and Unweighted GPA

Learn about what it means to have a weighted GPA, how colleges recalculate applicants’ GPAs, and what college admissions offices are looking for when it comes to course rigor.  Read More

Understanding the Admissions Decision Beyond the Application

Learn about the holistic approach to college admissions, the benefits for the institution and the student, how students can see if a school will actually be a good fit, and how to maximize your chances of getting in. Read More

Navigating the Emotions of Applying to College

A counselor shares why this is an important topic, what she is hearing from students, how she helps her students navigate this and find additional colleges, how she motivates students, tricky situations she encounters, and what parents can do to help.  Read More

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