Choosing Recommenders for Applications

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  Plan Your Recommenders Carefully! You knew you would need great grades in challenging courses, excellent activities to show your commitment to your community, and many hours to prepare for standardized tests. You knew you needed to brainstorm your essays carefully and explain your motivations for taking your next academic step. But what do many… Read more »

An Ode to the Liberal Arts

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What does your PSAT score Mean. Understanding your PSAT scores

  It was an odd place to have an epiphany about the value of my liberal arts undergraduate degree: I was sitting in a large ballroom at the annual conference of my professional organization, PCACAC. Lou Hirsh, the retired Director of Admissions at the University of Delaware, accepted his award for distinguished years of service… Read more »

Quirky Tips for Writing Your College Essay

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Get Creative Writing Your College Essay! William Faulkner wrote on the walls of his house. Gertrude Stein liked to write in parked cars. J.K. Rowling jots ideas on napkins. There are a million ways to get your creative juices flowing. When it comes to your college essay, finding a brainstorming technique that works for you… Read more »

Check the Facts When Taking an SAT or ACT Baseline Test

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  I have to take the SAT or ACT.  Where do I start? So, your colleges of choice are asking for SAT or ACT test scores. Taking an SAT or ACT baseline test is one of the first things you should do before applying to a college that requires SAT or ACT scores. Which baseline… Read more »

Marks Education 2017 College Transfer Results

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College Application Pools

College Transfer is a common practice. Each student’s journey through college is different. There is no “right” path through college. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, approximately 20% of students who graduate from a four-year institution – both public and private – started at a different school. We have worked with transfers on a… Read more »

Navigating Accommodations for the SAT or ACT

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Students confront many decisions when determining which standardized tests will help them put their best foot forward for college admissions. Students with learning differences and physical challenges have an additional layer of considerations and preparations. Accommodations for Standardized Tests Address Different Needs By leveling the playing field, accommodations enable students with learning differences and physical… Read more »