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4 Paths After High School

4 Paths After High School

Many parents and families believe higher education is necessary to achieve career goals and financial independence. Forty percent of parents believe a college degree is very important. However, a bachelor's degree is just one of the four recommended paths to choose...

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action?

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action?

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action? Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) require a college application before November 1 (sometimes November 15). Admissions decisions are shared in December. Regular admission and ED2 usually have January deadlines...

What to Know About Standardized Tests

What to Know About Standardized Tests

What do test scores say about a student's intellectual ability? Test scores suggest a student’s intellectual capacity. For grammar, math, and reading, standardized tests can be representative of learning to date and future capacity in those areas. Still, standardized...

High School Courses to Save You Money (15-minute video)

High School Courses to Save You Money (15-minute video)

High School Courses to Save You Money: AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, and Early College are options to earn college credits while still in high school. These courses can save you time and money! John explains the benefits and the caveats, and how to consider which might be...

Successful College Visits (17-minute video)

Successful College Visits (17-minute video)

Successful college visits are key to helping find your best-fit college. Learn what to look for, red flags, and good questions to ask, and more. If you cannot visit a campus in person), check out these virtual options for a successful college visit: CampusReel...

The New Digital PSAT, and How Do You Prepare?

The New Digital PSAT, and How Do You Prepare?

High school juniors have a lot on their minds, from activities and academics to friends and the future. But most juniors need to add one more item to their list: the PSAT/NMSQT. What is it, and why does it matter for juniors? What is the new Digital PSAT? The PSAT...

Applying to Test-Optional Colleges

Applying to Test-Optional Colleges

Many more colleges and universities now no longer require students to submit a standardized test score for admission. Submitting an ACT or SAT score is now often optional. But the test is optional primarily for those excited to pay full price. For those seeking...

What to Look for in ACT Tutoring

What to Look for in ACT Tutoring

When it’s time to select an ACT tutor, lots of options exist. But how do you know what to look for in ACT tutoring? How do you find someone who can help your student increase their ACT scores and reach their future goals?  Learn what to look for in ACT tutoring and...

Building Your Activities Resume (14-minute video)

Building Your Activities Resume (14-minute video)

Ask John Anything! Building an Activities Resume. How to build quality not quantity, and passion, not paper-fillers, to achieve higher level skills and have a greater impact in the admissions office. Learn how to use, format, and build your activities resume to market...

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