Covid-19

Rise in Applications at Selective Schools

The pandemic created the perfect storm for college applications to explode at highly-selective schools. What does this mean for the Class of 2025 and what should you do to improve your chances of admission?

Three Tips for Identifying a Summer Service Program

Giving back to one’s community is an important part of personal growth throughout all stages of life, and high school students can benefit greatly from these opportunities.

Summer Academic Programs for High School Students

High school students and their parents often come to us requesting guidance on how best to spend the summer break. Our advice varies based on the student; it’s a personal decision that needs to be considered within the context of the child’s interests, preferences, and schedule, as well as family ...

Six Tips for Teens to Cope with the Covid Blues

The Covid-19 pandemic introduced new concepts for people around the globe: quarantine, stay-at-home orders, remote learning, virtual events, drive-by birthday celebrations, and the list goes on! With all of the effects of a global pandemic also comes an increased risk to people’s mental health, especially for teens. A recent New ...

The Role of Grades in College Admissions

Your grades throughout high school remain the most important factor in college admissions.  While colleges also look carefully at your standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, and other personal factors, they view your academic performance in high school as the strongest predictor of your academic success in college. Covid-19 has changed ...

Crafting Your College List: College Visits

In part two of our step-by-step guide to Crafting Your College List, we will help you narrow down a list of schools that you would like to research further, either through an in-person visit or virtually. Currently, the majority of schools’ admissions offices are closed to in-person visitors, but the ...

Becoming a Doctor: Med School Admissions

The traditional path to becoming a physician in the United States is to obtain an MD (allopathic) degree from a US medical school. This blog will provide a brief overview of the application process to receiving an MD. An alternative option is the DO (osteopathic) degree, which involves a more holistic ...

Covid-19 and the SAT/ACT: What You Need to Know

Many aspects of college admissions have changed in response to Covid-19. Juniors and seniors in high school may need to create college lists and make decisions about where they want to spend the next four years without visiting campus. And – perhaps the most unsettling change felt by applicants and ...

What College Looks Like this Fall

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of everyday life – and higher-ed is no exception. Since the spring, school leaders have been reimagining what college will look like, trying to come up with creative solutions for residential life, student activities, admissions events, and of course, educating their students. ...

Researching Colleges During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has halted most in-person college tours, but there are still so many ways to learn what a college has to offer. In fact, it’s never been easier to research from home. Here are six ways to virtually visit a college and find out if it’s the right ...

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