Are two tests better then one? Plan to take the ACT and the SAT

February. Have you taken the SAT or ACT? These two tests are different and some students like one more than the other. Additionally, some students scores are higher on the one than the other. So try both! While you should check the testing requirements of schools you are interested in–very few schools do not accept scores from either test. Additionally, schools want your best scores so send the scores that show you in the best light. Remember neither test is viewed as the better one to take or a more rigorous option. Take the test that is the better fit for you and remember you will not know which is the better one for you unless you try...
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Seniors–you are almost there. Don’t quit now.

Seniors–you are almost there. Finish high school ready and able to tackle your next academic adventure!


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Get to the Root of your Financial Aid Package

Financial aid packages are confusing. The line items can look innocuous but you need to look more closely at the underlying roots to learn the long term implications. Loans have varying (and variable) interest rates, work-study funds are not credited to your bill, and sometimes (but not always) there is a difference between academic scholarships and grant–to name a few of the complexities.


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What will you do on your Summer Vacation?

A part-time job offers high school students more than a few bucks in the bank. A summer job teaches (among other things) responsibility, reliability, communication skills, and teamwork–all critical to success at college.


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Parent describes benefits of Essay Writing House Party

Essay Writing House Party took the edge off the students and really got the creative juices flowing.


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