Category Archives: Preparing for college

Five study tips for the SAT and ACT

You’ve already worked hard to lock down the skills and information you need to do well in your daily studies. So with a study plan and a few tips, you’ll have that knowledge polished up and ready for test day. … Continue reading

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Get a read on your student’s path to college

You have a helpful guide on your Junior’s path to college: the school counselor. If you haven’t already gotten to know your student’s school counselor, now is the perfect time to start! Working together will help ensure your student’s college … Continue reading

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Writing a successful college application essay

The essay portion of the college application is the best place to show the school of your choice why you belong on their campus and what you will be able to contribute to the student body. The test scores and … Continue reading

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Five tips for conquering college recommendation season

If you are receiving a lot of requests for recommendations, a little structure may help you streamline the requests more efficiently. Create a checklist Students should be prepared with all pertinent information when asking for a recommendation. Ask them to … Continue reading

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Five ways to help your student prepare for scholarships

Your student’s junior year of high school is all about doing the prep work for college. Planning for scholarships is an important element of college planning that can start early on during junior year. As a parent, there are several … Continue reading

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Who’s in your corner? Asking for letters of recommendation

If this is your first time applying to college, the term “letter of recommendation” may sound like a foreign tongue to you. Not to worry! In this list, we break down everything you need to know about letters of recommendation … Continue reading

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Four ways to help your senior secure scholarships

Senior year is when college starts to get real for many students. As they start digging into the details, the importance of securing scholarship money may become clearer. Though they need to take the lead in the search, there are … Continue reading

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Applications 101: What you need to know

Applying to college isn’t something you do every day. With so much information about admissions online, it can be a lot of work just to find a place to begin your research. Luckily, we’ve got a few tips to guide … Continue reading

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Quiz: Five ways to know if the SAT or ACT is best for you

As exam season gears up, you’re bound to ask “Which will I do better on, the SAT or ACT?” Each test has its own tone, format, and emphasis — so you could gain an advantage by taking the one that … Continue reading

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Four tips to helping your students find scholarship money

Many students know that colleges costs are rising, yet, the benefits of a college education are important in many ways. As a school counselor, you play an important role in helping your students find opportunities to pay for college. You … Continue reading

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