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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...

Things to Do This Summer for Teens

Things to Do This Summer for Teens

What will you do this summer? Summer can be a notoriously wasted three months for students. But it's also a great time to develop skills, passion, and purpose, and of course, have fun. Parents: Share these strategies for constructive (and fun!) things to do this...

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...

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...

Your Guide to Choosing a Major

Your Guide to Choosing a Major

  Nearly 80% of college students change majors, sometimes more than once. While college is a great time for self-discovery, changing your major frequently or late in your college career can mean new graduation requirements, classes, costs, and time. Graduating...

2023 Average ACT Score by State

2023 Average ACT Score by State

How does your ACT score compare? When you receive your ACT score, you might wonder how your score compares to other students in your state or nationwide. So what is the average ACT score, and how does yours compare?  Average Score on the ACT The latest scoring data...

Why Test Prep Matters for ALL Students

Why Test Prep Matters for ALL Students

How do you motivate students to prep for the ACT & SAT tests when they don't currently plan on going to a four-year college? Here are a few reasons test prep matters for every student. Improves Core Skills ACT & SAT prep provides further practice and boosts...

32+ Summer Programs for High School Students

32+ Summer Programs for High School Students

Don’t waste your summer! While summer can be a great time to relax and recharge, it’s also the best time to build skills and push yourself to reach your goals. Summer Academy, The School of the New York Times New York, NY (on campus or online) | June-July | Grades...

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...

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