Worried about the new SAT Adversity Score and how it affects your testing strategy? Well, here’s an update you need: it’s been replaced by a new College Board innovation that affects your college applications, but differently. Meet the Landscape…and let me brief you on what it is and what it means for you.
No matter what year you are in high school, if you're anything like my students, now is the time for a wake-up call: summer vacation is over...it's time to get serious about testing and the college process again! I'm breaking down the year ahead for every grade level!
If you’re a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program, you used to have the SAT forced on you. But big news: you can now validate your qualifying PSAT score with an ACT score! Let me explain how that impacts the testing decisions of high-achieving students.
There are new and helpful options for how to cancel your SAT or ACT score. But don’t get carried away, because there’s a really important question you should ask yourself before you take advantage of them: SHOULD you cancel your score? Let me walk you through the decision the way I’ve helped my students tackle it.
If you follow testing and college-process news, you may have heard of the SAT’s new “Adversity Score.” But what is it, really? And how will it affect YOUR testing strategy? I’m breaking it down for you.
This post is a complete guide to all of the resources I’ve got to help you ace your SAT II Subject Tests—from strategy to crucial content!
The College Board has had some high-profile problems in the last couple of years. So is this it for the SAT (and the SAT IIs…and AP exams…)? In my expert opinion, not even close—here’s why.
Those deadlines are looming and your stress level is rising. Don’t panic! Read this guide instead and let me walk you through the steps of completing your regular decision applications (no matter where you’re starting).
So you know you need an Organizing Principle to show your dream school who you are…but how do you find yours? Especially on your own? I’m giving you a road map to articulating the hidden sense of self that will help you show colleges who you are.
An organizing principle tells colleges who you are and displays your self-awareness and maturity. It’s also the cornerstone of a cohesive application package. So what’s an organizing principle? Let me explain.
There’s more to calling your Common Application complete than dotting every I, crossing every T, and catching every typo. My six-step checklist will have you hitting submit with confidence!
It’s time to get started on that Common App. Let me walk you through it from the very beginning: this updated roundup of my expert advice will take you from freaked out to finished!
Everyone knows that the Activities List is a super important section of the Common App…so why do so many people waste the opportunity to maximize its impact? Let me show you how to avoid that pitfall with these six steps to a winning Activities List.
The June SAT date used to be an absolute must-take. New test dates mean that’s not true anymore…for SOME students. Which students have my blessing to skip the June SAT, and what should you do if you’ve already chosen to sit it out? I’m breaking it down.
If you approach your college visits proactively, you can come home from them WAY further along in your application process than you left. Here's how.
It's the beginning of a new year. Instead of setting the kind of goals that you'll quit on before February, high school juniors should set these intentions instead.
Your first test date is coming and you're starting to freak out. I promise you: I've seen it before. Let me talk you through your test day cold feet.
So your Common App isn't done yet...and the deadline is looming. No sweat: here's what you need to know to buckle down, beat the freak-out, and get it done the way that will get you in.
You've done your activity list, answered every question, and tweaked your essays to fit each application. But there's one you can't fudge: the "why this school?" essay! It's a lot of pressure, right when you need to really shine. I'll walk you through it.
Worried about how to make the most of those crucial summers during the college process? Worry no more—this post lays out a road map to what you need to keep your eye on.