Entries by Cori Dykman

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 […]

Financial Information and Scholarship Websites

Financial Information FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid portal, provided by the U.S. Department of Education. FAFSA4caster is a college cost forecasting tool that estimates your eligibility for federal student aid. StudentAid.gov has resources for learning about federal student aid, how to apply using the FAFSA, and get information on repaying student loans. A video that […]

ACT to SAT Conversion Table

SAT and ACT Conversion Chart  SAT Composite Score ACT Composite Score 1600 36 1560-1590 35 1520-1550 34 1490-1510 33 1450-1480 32 1420-1440 31 1390-1410 30 1350-1380 29 1310-1340 28 1280-1300 27 1240-1270 26 1200-1230 25 1160-1190 24 1130-1150 23 1100-1120 22 1060-1090 21 1020-1050 20 980-1010 19 940-970 18 900-930 17 860-890 16 810-850 15 […]

Campus Visit Review

As you drive home from a campus visit take advantage of the drive time to review your experience! Write down your opinions while the experience is still fresh on your mind. College: _____________________________ City/State:__________________________ Admissions Office Representative:______________________________________________ Tour Guide:__________________________ Email: _____________________________ Campus Visit Date: ___________________ Tour /  Rate each category (5 being best) Grounds / Setting   […]

Preparing for the SAT or ACT Test

 Proctored, Practice Tests On-line You can take an on-line, proctored, practice test from your home free, as well as receive a detail report on areas you should focus on. Some students can really benefit from the structure of this testing situation and the assessment. It is helpful to know what your score would be, and […]

5 Important Elements Colleges Look For

High Grades. Grades are a sign of intellect and effort, and the best indication of how you will perform in college. College admissions wants you to take the hardest classes that you can that you will get at least a B in. Focus on your grades and work with your teachers. Taking the most rigorous curriculum […]