Class of 2021: Preparing and planning for college apps

Class of 2021, you might be feeling a bit uneasy or a bit unsure of where to begin. First, take a massive breath. Inhale…you can do this…exhale…really you can… Keep in mind as information changes daily, it’s important that you receive good information from reputable resources. In the video I preach this, but I reallyContinue reading “Class of 2021: Preparing and planning for college apps”

Why staying at home, might just be the best thing for our students. Take a back seat achievement.

Before I begin this article, I must share the following: It is not lost on me that we are in a crisis. That there are children at home, suffering with shaky environments and an even shakier future. This article is by no means a piece to turn a blind eye in ignorance from all ofContinue reading “Why staying at home, might just be the best thing for our students. Take a back seat achievement.”

National College Decision Day and What You Need to Know

Seniors committing to four year colleges: Today is your day!┬áMay 1 is National Commitment Deadline Day.┬áThere may be some updates due to COVID-19, but for the vast majority, committing to a college by today is your first step towards many incredible steps to come. Here are a few things to keep in mind, plus anContinue reading “National College Decision Day and What You Need to Know”

How to Commit to your University AND Feel Confident in your Decision

May 1st is approaching. You’re a senior, hesitant about your final options. One on hand, you’re excited you have choices, but on the other hand, maybe you still have a waitlist option and are still wondering. Maybe you’re thinking about a community college, or even a Gap Year. Maybe you have two amazing choices, thatContinue reading “How to Commit to your University AND Feel Confident in your Decision”

SAT June Cancellation + Testing Updates, What You Need to Know

The College Board announced the June 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration is cancelled. They have added an SAT administration in September, which will give students the opportunity to test every month from August through December. If you are a junior and preparing/planning for college admissions, including testing, here is what you need toContinue reading “SAT June Cancellation + Testing Updates, What You Need to Know”

AP Testing 2020 Updates

Trevor Packer, the head of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, streamed a live webinar to provide updates for spring 2020 AP testing. After a full semester of curriculum and a spring semester beginning with home learning, students will be able to test for APs at home and have the opportunity for college credit and toContinue reading “AP Testing 2020 Updates”

Admissions Considerations During COVID-19

In a matter of days admission updates and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic change drastically. As a family with students applying or looking towards the future to apply to college, these times may feel uncertain. A key piece to college applications lies in one word: CONTEXT. Context is the piece of information provided that aContinue reading “Admissions Considerations During COVID-19”

SAT/ACT cancellations – How to work around and what you need to know

The March SAT and April ACT have been cancelled due to COVID-19 and the health and safety of others. If you’re a junior and have had a set game plan, or were just planning on winging it as a start (we get it!), you might be a bit unsure as to how to even takeContinue reading “SAT/ACT cancellations – How to work around and what you need to know”

All you need to tour a college without actually going anywhere

College tour just got cancelled? Not wanting to step foot in an airport? Quarantined? I give you online tools to get to know a college, on the outside and the inside so you can still use your time towards college prep and planning…all from your couch…maybe even in your pj’s. The Bigger Picture Use theseContinue reading “All you need to tour a college without actually going anywhere”