Senior Checklist of Important Tasks

Start now and teach your teen how to schedule their own appointments and take responsibility for their health. Adulthood is about learning to manage one’s own life, starting now is a great step towards the independence of college. ❏ Set up a dentist appointment before you leave ❏ Get a sports physical, they need to be scheduled […]

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 Summer – Make this time productive Students should be participating in constructive activities during the summer, colleges care. Summer study, jobs, and volunteer work always […]

Freshman Success Strategies

College is a major life transition. While it’s nice not to have anyone reminding you when to go to bed, eat, or study, the tradeoff is that you are totally responsible for yourself. You will need to handle problems with roommates, administration, and professors. The good news is that you will gain confidence and expertise […]

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 […]

Your Body Language Shapes You

A number of years ago I heard this Ted Talk, and have now read Amy Cuddy’s book Presence, and I want to share this extremely useful and powerful information. The book outlines the many people whose lives this video has changed, and the research behind it. This can improve your test taking, presentations, interviews, athletics, […]

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 […]

AP Facts Worth Knowing About College Credit

AP Test are Important Once you have taken an AP test and have your score, what should you do with it? While you may have taken an AP class to challenge yourself and demonstrate to colleges that you can handle a rigorous curriculum, colleges also care about the score you received on an AP test. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Finding the “Right” College

It is a hard question to answer, “what makes a college ‘good’?” the reality is that what makes a college good for you might make it a bad choice for someone else. One thing is certain though, how ‘good’ a college is may have very little to do with rankings or the percentage of applicants […]

Successfully Attending a College Fair

Attending a college fair is a great opportunity to hear from college representatives about their institution, and make an in-person connection while getting your questions answered. Representatives at college fairs are often the same people that will be reading your application, so it is best to be prepared! Here are some tips to get the […]