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Don’t Let Senioritis Get You Into Trouble!

After months and months of stressing about getting into college, the day has finally come when you have received your acceptance letter. Congratulations! You got in and you’re going to college! Time to celebrate…right? Not so fast! Take notice of the clause in your acceptance letter that states something to the effect of admission being

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Why Take the PSAT/NMSQT?

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is a practice test for the SAT. It prepares you for the types of questions that will be asked in the math, critical reading, and writing sections of the SAT. But did you know there are advantages of taking the PSAT/NMSQT?  If you are a junior when you take the

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Self-Preparation

When it comes to preparing for college there are many things that you can do ahead of time to put yourself in a position to succeed once you get there. It will be critical that you establish good study skills early on. Concentrate on developing these skills throughout middle school and high school so that

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What are Standardized Tests

Standardized tests are assessments that seek to predict outcomes of students by asking them the same exact questions and scoring their answers in a uniform way. In other words, it’s a test that measures students against the same standards. Colleges use standardized tests as part of the application process to predict how well a student

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What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is monetary assistance that helps students and their families pay for college expenses. It is distributed based on a family’s financial need and is calculated based on the difference between the cost of attendance and what the family is expected to pay (also referred to as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)). Financial aid is

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Why Blog?

Some would call me a “sports fanatic” and perhaps that is true.  I have been involved in organized sports since the age of 7.  That’s darn near close to 40 years!  I was a scholar athlete who went to a Division I college on an academic / athletic scholarship and played softball.  I was a

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