When beginning the college admissions process, it’s important to work closely with your school counselor – he or she can serve as a resource for information on developing a college list, standardized tests and financial aid. However, because the ratio of students to guidance counselors can be as high as 500:1, working with just your … Continue reading The advantages of an admissions consultant
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If you are an international student applying to college in the US and your school doesn’t offer AP courses, you may wonder if self-study for AP exams is worthwhile. To help you decide, start with these questions: What is your goal? There are a range of reasons students choose to self-study for AP exams: To … Continue reading Do international students need to take AP exams?
By Sabrina Manville For Juniors, the rubber meets the road with respect to college research. You’re probably starting to build your list, investigating colleges that interest you, and perhaps planning your visits in the spring and summer months. As you dive in, you may be tempted to leave financial considerations off your radar for a … Continue reading The Three Things Juniors Need to Know About Paying for College
Letters of recommendation are incredibly important in the grad school application process because they describe an applicant from different viewpoints and add to the overall profile of the student. An effective letter of recommendation will allow the admissions committee to make a more informed assessment of the candidate. Letters are typically from professors, mentors or … Continue reading What to include in a letter of recommendation for grad school
Parents and students often wonder whether weighted or unweighted GPA will be submitted as part of the application, and which is given preference by an admissions committee. First, it’s important to note that the use of weighted vs. unweighted GPA is at the discretion of your child’s high school. As such, students do not choose between one or … Continue reading Weighted vs. unweighted GPA