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Cali Takes a Second Look at Standardized Tests

Cali Takes a Second Look at Standardized Tests

Lots of colleges and universities ar planning to be test optional for the Class of 2021, but California has another idea. The largest public university system in the country has always been a leader in higher education and usually what the UC’s do, the country follows. We don’t know if that will work this time.

Brainstorming An Essay That Is Anything But Common

WILL YOUR ESSAY BE HOT, HOT, HOT? Imagine that your house is on fire. We know you would save your family and pets, but what if...you have just enough time to run back inside to save one (only one) item: no time to deliberate. You rush inside and grab the first item...

Top 16 Tips for Incoming Freshman

Top 16 Tips for Incoming Freshman

Our past students and student ambassadors give THE BEST ADVICE. Here are 16 of their tips every freshman should know.  Go onto your student portal and apply for housing and find out ways to search for a roommate (they usually have a page or insta). Do not...

Thank you CollegeScoopes.com for interviewing me on your podcast! Parents and students listen up and Don't Panic! https://collegescoops.com/episode-9-dont-panic-tips-for-students-and-families-navigating-the-college-journey/

Demonstrate Interest!! A list of colleges that really care.

Demonstrate Interest!! A list of colleges that really care.

Students need to show colleges that they are interested in attending by doing more than just filling out the application. The college landscape has changed significantly in the last few years and decisions are made based on big data. What does that mean to you?...

Your Checklist for Senior Year

Your Checklist for Senior Year

Staying on top of the college process is key to your success. Here is a month by month listing of what you need to do. Please stay current and communicate with us. We know COVID-19 has shifted some of our timeline, but this is a good guide AUGUST / SEPTEMBER ❑ Start...

Summer Activities that Give You an Edge – Part 2

Summer Activities that Give You an Edge – Part 2

Part 2 An increasing number of selective colleges are beginning to scrutinize how applicants spend their summers during high school. Some parents, in response to this trend, have blown thousands of dollars on summer programs that may provide for an enriching...

Waitlisted? Listen to the Music Play

Waitlisted? Listen to the Music Play

  Should You Stay? Or Should You Go? Hurry up and wait! It can be sooooooo hard to stay patient after applying early, hearing from other schools on your list, waiting for that special date when your dream school is passing down admissions decisions. and SCREEETCH...

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