Unpacking UC Admissions – What you need to know

Getting to know the University of California system The UC system is made up of 9 undergraduate campuses UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Los Angeles UC Merced UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz Fun fact, there is one campus dedicated to graduate studies – the University of California,Continue reading “Unpacking UC Admissions – What you need to know”

Finals. Finally. Everything you need to tie up the semester and chill.

It’s been a year. And you have finals. You’re zoomed out, bored. Wanting to see your friends. Stressed about college apps. Or just stressed for finals and studying turns into scrolling. With a couple weeks left in the semester, it is crunch time to wrap everything up with a little bow. Or a really bigContinue reading “Finals. Finally. Everything you need to tie up the semester and chill.”

How to prepare for college as a junior during COVID

If you are a junior, here are some key tips to get ahead of the college preparation process even in a COVID world. How to tackle college admission testing planning and not panic First, what in the world is a “typical” testing timeline and approach to the SAT/ACT? Before I begin, “typical” is in quotationsContinue reading “How to prepare for college as a junior during COVID”

Applying test-optional? What will matter on your application – Video

Kudos to our incredibly talented KBEV students for putting together weekly college advice videos (shout out to the colleges they’ll be applying to, these kids are pulling some serious work!) Enjoy week 2’s video Applying test optional and what will matter on your application

Pieces of your college application: Unpacking GPA and what it really means

GPA. Grade Point Average. It is the number on your transcript. The culmination of your grades and semester by semester. I bet if you’re a student, that number feels a bit heavier to you. Like it means your fate in admissions. Or that a college will put you in a different pile when reviewing yourContinue reading “Pieces of your college application: Unpacking GPA and what it really means”

How to apply to colleges where you will thrive

You know the colleges that have been branded in your brain since you were little. Or the ones on bumper stickers. Or the ones your cousin went to that you’re always reminded of on holidays. College has become a brand. A rite of passage. So if you’re a senior trying to decide on where toContinue reading “How to apply to colleges where you will thrive”

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”

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”