We all know that strong SAT or ACT scores are important for admission to most selective colleges and universities. But, assuming your academic record and extracurriculars are good enough for admission, how much is it worth to you to increase your test scores? After hours of research on college websites I am able to answer that question – please click on the title above to read on.
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Centre College, in Danville Ky, is not well known outside of that part of the country. But Kentuckians know Centre as a premier college experience. My friend from KY says that if one wants to become governor of Kentucky, one goes to Centre, because they produce leaders in many fields. After I got back home, […]
Up to now, parents interested in financial aid have had to fill out the federal FAFSA form in January of the student’s senior year using income data for the immediate prior calendar year, even though in most cases the parents had not completed their tax returns. However, for seniors who will enter college in 2017, their eligibility for […]
Over the last year, many students have been surprised and disappointed when they got the score on their ACT essay. A student getting a composite score in the mid 20s may have gotten an 18 or so on the essay, even though she felt she had done a good job. Recently, the ACT announced a new scoring […]
The National Institute of Certified Educational Planners issued the following: ————————————————— June 28, 2016 Local Professional Earns Prestigious Credential Perry Youngblood of Youngblood College Consulting in Southern Pines is part of a growing group of educational consultants and school counselors in the nation to earn the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP). “We are proud […]
Our briefer addressed what Harvard is looking for in students: – “Excellence of the academic record is obvious”. Other factors will determine which of the stellar students gets in. – The student needs to articulate what they want to do, in college and beyond, if they know. Harvard expect that the essays will make a […]
Bentley University, in Waltham MA, may not be well known in the Southeast, but in New England, Bentley is known for business education with a strong mix of liberal arts courses included. The campus is an attractive collection of Georgian Colonial buildings and nice landscaping that reminded me of Christopher Newport. Waltham is located about […]
Brandeis was founded in 1948 to provide an elite college for Jewish students. Its founding was supported by Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonard Bernstein and Abraham Maslow. It continues to fulfill that need, but Jewish students now make up less than half of the college’s 3600 undergrads and 1700 grad students. Brandeis boasts of research […]
Tufts is beautiful! The campus sits on a hill overlooking Boston’s suburb, Medford. The buildings and trees are stately and venerable, and the grounds are well-maintained. On public transportation, it’s 15 minutes to downtown Boston, and five minutes to Harvard Square. The School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering occupy the Medford […]
The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass, is located on a steep hill overlooking the city. Students making the trek between the dining hall at the bottom to their dorm at the top will get their exercise for the day. The campus is beautiful, and registered as an arboretum. There are 2877 students, […]