Entries by Cori Dykman

11th Grade College Planning Timeline

Eleventh grade is very important in the college planning process, with standardized testing, defining your college list, connecting with teachers for strong letter of recommendation, and keeping your grades high.  This Fall – This year the college search process really gets going. Take practice SAT & ACT to determine your best test We will compare your scores […]

How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation

Based on a College Board Article Colleges often ask for two or three recommendation letters from people who know you well. These letters should be written by someone who can describe your skills, accomplishments and personality. Colleges value recommendations because they: Reveal things about you that grades and test scores can’t Provide personal opinions of your […]

Why Getting Into Top Colleges Is So Difficult

Many parents have the opinion that attending a top-tier university establishes you for life, and they have started an intense competition of making sure their child gains admission to elite institutions. In some cases, this means keeping their students so busy the students accumulate five pages of extra-curricular activities, and the parents end up spending […]

College Acceptances for Class of 2017

Every year getting into the most elite and well-known colleges becomes more challenging. Many colleges to which admission used to be a near guarantee are now very selective. To receive acceptances to recognized colleges and universities students need to focus on their grades, work toward high standardized-test scores, show dedication and uniqueness in their extracurricular […]

Annapolis College Consulting Receives 2017 Best of Arnold Award

ARNOLD March 15, 2017 — Annapolis College Consulting has been selected for the 2017 Best of Arnold Award in the College Counseling category by the Arnold Award Program. Each year, the Arnold Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies […]

How to help kids succeed on the SAT

Published by The Chesapeake Family Magazine By Katie Riley Last year more than 1.6 million high school students took the SAT, and many hope tutoring will boost their score. But the question is, what type of tutoring is best and is it affordable? “I’ve had mixed results with SAT prep courses because it really depends […]

How to Receive More Aid from a College

Congratulations, the hard part is over. Your child has run the gauntlet of high school, filled out college applications, and has been offered admission to a college. Can you afford their top choice colleges? Many schools – especially private ones – can offer substantial financial and merit aid packages, and may be able to make […]