SAT Subject Tests Discontinued

January 20, 2021

The College Board announced today that it has eliminated all Subject Tests and will do away with the optional SAT essay. Now more than EVER AP test scores, ACT/SAT test scores and grades will matter in admissions. After these data points it’s all about your application and how you showcase yourself to  admissions officers. SAT […]

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Texas College & University Essay Prompts for 2021-2022

September 29, 2020

Use a plain–text editor such as Microsoft WordPad to write and SAVE your essay(s). At the time you submit your admissions application, you will have the choice to SUBMIT all saved essays with your application, or to submit each essay individually later. If you choose to submit your essays later, come back to this page by […]

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2021 Flynn Scholarship Essay Prompts

August 25, 2020

Apply for the Flynn Foundation Scholarship here: https://flinn.org/flinn-scholars/the-scholarship/apply/ The Flinn Scholarship application deadline is Monday, October 5, 2020. EssaysShort-Answer Questions Please answer each question with no more than 140 characters.What will be the title of your autobiography? If you were given five minutes to present to your peers on a topic about which you’re an […]

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Colleges make plans for Fall 2020

May 6, 2020

Here is a list of colleges and their plans for opening colleges in the Fall of 2020 due to the pandemic. (as of May 5, 2020) College Pub / Priv State Plan American University Private DC https://www.american.edu/president/announcements/april-17-2020.cfm” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”American is planning/a for in-person learning in the fall Amherst College Private MA https://www.amherststudent.com/article/president-martin-raises-possibilities-for-fall-semester-fields-student-questions-in-virtual-town-hall” target=”_blank” […]

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Federal Student Loans

April 27, 2020

The maximum amount of federal student loans that are offered to a college freshman is $5,500. (There are some exceptions to the maximum amount which is based on extreme need.) The maximum amount of loans offered each year goes up. The maximum amount of federal student loans that a undergraduate college student can take out […]

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Testing Strategies for Younger Students

April 8, 2020

Many times, I will get the response “I didn’t know that my 6th grade student could take the SAT” or “I thought only high school students could take the SAT and ACT test.” There are no grade restrictions or age restrictions for taking the SAT and ACT tests. (Parents, you could take the test with […]

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Are Summer Enrichment Programs a Waste of Time?

April 8, 2020

Was your high school student invited to a summer programs with the promise of enrichment, prestige or something else? Many of these programs are expensive. For example, Stanford’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes program for high school students for 2020, Tuition is $7,500. (https://summerinstitutes.spcs.stanford.edu/dates-tuitions) Some of the email and letters sent to high school students and parents […]

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University of Arizona Honors Essay Prompt 2020

October 16, 2019

University of Arizona Honors College 2020-2021 Choose ONE prompt – 500 words max Essay Option #1: “A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, […]

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2020 Arizona State University Barrett application essays prompts

September 26, 2019

2020 ASU Barrett application essays prompts The 2020 Barrett application essays allow you to address our admissions committee in your own voice. Your essays will let us better see you as a future scholar in our honors community. Both responses will be uploaded within a single document (PDF format strongly preferred, Microsoft Word also accepted). […]

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University of California Prompts for 2020 Admissions

September 26, 2019

University of California Essay Prompts for 2020 Admissions Write your responses to the personal insight questions in advance What you tell us in your responses gives us the context to better understand the rest of the information you’ve provided in your application. Be open, be honest, be yourself. Instructions: You will have 8 questions to […]

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