How To Decide Which Test to Take – ACT or SAT

July 8, 2016, by

Which test is better for you, the ACT or SAT? Don’t go on a hunch! Use scores to help you find the test that will give you an advantage. Below are the steps we recommend and a scoring table to help you compare scores on the new SAT to those on the ACT and even the… Read more »


Focus on Extra-Curricular Activities in the New School Year

June 30, 2016, by

It’s hard to believe that summer is over! As you settle into the new school year, you may find yourself wondering whether any of your sports, clubs, or summer commitments will make a difference in the college admission process. These activities do matter to admissions officers, but not because they are the “right” ones. They… Read more »


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Lessons Learned from Taking the New SAT

May 27, 2016, by

Our tutoring team enjoyed taking the second administration of the new SAT on May 7. Here were some of our most important observations: The test is the same difficulty as the four tests released by the College Board and the four tests developed by Marks Education, available to our students and soon to be released… Read more »


How Students Can Thrive During the College Admissions Process

May 13, 2016, by

It’s the end of the school year, the time when admissions officers, college counselors, students, and parents typically breathe a sigh of relief that the college admission process is over for this year’s Seniors. Before we close the books on 2016-2017, however, let’s take a minute to reflect on how things went this year. Once… Read more »


Applying to Graduate School: Key Insights from Nisha Sardella

April 5, 2016, by

Applying to graduate or professional schools is very different from applying to undergraduate programs, and understanding these differences early on can provide a competitive advantage. Counselor Nisha Sardella works with students applying to a wide range of institutions and fellowships, and she has years of experience in admission counseling, academic advising, and educational consulting. Her… Read more »