Academic Pandemic

March 12, 2021

NYU, UCLA, USC, Redlands and many other colleges are planning to bring students back to their campuses for mostly in-person classes for the Fall of 2021. The areas that were hit harder by the pandemic who are planning to return back to somewhat semblances of normal are an indication of what other colleges across the […]

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Virtual Volunteer and Make a Real Impact

February 22, 2021

In the next several years (Class of 2021, Class of 2022, Class of 2023, and Class of 2024) as students apply to colleges, many students will have large gaping blackhole in their resume beginning in March of 2020. This is due to clubs, organizations and activities being cancelled because of the pandemic. On the college […]

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Emergency Relief for Federal Student Loans EXTENDED!

February 2, 2021

The federal government just announced (2/1/2021) an extension to the currently deferred federal student loans. “Federal student loan repayment suspension and 0% interest rate have been extended through at least Sept. 30, 2021.” Back in March 2020, the federal government began providing the temporary relief on ED-owned federal student loans: suspension of loan payments, stopped […]

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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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