If you’re not familiar with Common App, then here’s a great chance to check it out. Using Common App, students can apply to over 900 different colleges and universities using a “common app” online. One of the great aspects of Common App is that you can also submit answers to essay prompts for your selected schools to view. Giving them a sample of your writing, your way of thinking, and a peek into who you are is a wonderful opportunity to help your application stand out.
It’s never too early to prepare for college. Think about the past four years of your life. How quickly did they fly by? The four years you will spend in high school will go by even more quickly, so here’s a guide to help you start preparing for college early, so that you don’t get […]
The average GPA for U.S. high school students is a 3.0, but the average GPA for U.S. college-bound students is between a 3.5 and 4.0. College acceptance is a competitive market, and although your GPA is important, it’s not everything college admissions counselors consider. If your GPA isn’t what you need it to be, here are some tips to help you get back on track for college admissions.
Many experts recommend that students start preparing for the SAT® as early as the eighth grade and make their first attempt at the test as a sophomore in high school. Why should your student start so early? The SAT® isn’t like any other standardized test that your student has been exposed to, and since they can use their best scores as submissions to whatever college or university they’d like to attend, this is great advice. With many colleges and universities still expecting students to submit their scores prior to admission, earlier is better when it comes to SAT® prep.
College admission parameters are changing. In the past, standardized test scores were an important part of a student’s application. Today, many colleges are no longer requiring applicants to submit either SAT or ACT scores. In fact, Insider.com has published a list of 27 colleges that do not require standardized test scores, and FairTest (The National […]
The 1992 movie The Mighty Ducks revolves around a fictional peewee hockey team called the Ducks. The archrival of the Ducks is the Hawks, who’s star player is Adam Banks. After doing a little research, it’s discovered that due to districting lines, Banks should actually be playing for the Ducks, not the Hawks, and thus […]
Studying is something students usually do because they have to, not because they want to. That’s why so many people cram. They figure if they just attempt to absorb as much information as possible right before a test, they can save time and still do well. But cramming isn’t very effective. Even if the information […]
It’s not always easy to learn new things. If it was, then everyone would probably be a genius. But that doesn’t mean becoming education has to be hard. In fact, we think the easier and more available you can make education, the better it is for everyone. Ultimately, learning is learning. Between different schools and […]
One of life’s greatest mysteries. Not to mention a question that a good majority of high school students have asked. Why does class start so early? After all, how many students enjoy waking up at 6:30-7 just so they can make it to first period? Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who’s school doesn’t […]
In case you didn’t know, it’s a new year. And with a new year comes a new semester of school. We hope that everyone set their goals nice and high for this year. Maybe 2012 was a great year for you. Maybe it wasn’t. Regardless, there’s no reason why 2013 can’t be one of the […]