It turns out that summer is not just perfect for surf and sand but also for making big life decisions, especially those which don’t have to be set in stone.Read More
Get answers to some of the most commonly discussed topics:
What is the SAT? What is the ACT? What is the difference?
When should I take the SAT or ACT?
How do SAT Subject Tests and AP tests work?
How do I create a realistic college list?
What about extracurricular activities?
Why are college essays important?
In this video, Sebastian Smeureanu, Associate Director of Academic Resources answers a top question we get from parents and students about whether to invest in Standardized Test Prep and the important distinction between Education and Learning.Read More
Let’s face it - we live in a world of abridgment: convenient yet grammatically incorrect writing that would make English teachers of bygone days spin in their graves has become not only commonplace but also accepted. Teens have gone from diagramming sentences to abbreviating even the most casual of phrases (see btw, idk, lol, and ttyl).Read More
Getting all of your homework done can become a daunting task. Which is a shame, because that is where most of the actual learning takes place. But these six steps should be of help to anyone who is ever assigned homework!Read More
So many students (and their parents) have a “do or die” mentality when it comes to standardized tests. Allow me to be explicit: you will not be executed by firing squad if you don’t perform well on your first SAT or ACT.Read More
I’ve had every kind of panic attack a human being can have about everything a human being can possibly worry about. When you’re a professional, card-carrying worrier, no one can tell you to “stop being anxious” or to “just relax.” Similarly, if someone tells you test anxiety “doesn’t exist,” don’t listen. You’re not mental.Read More
One of the most common questions we are asked is what size college is best. This is difficult to answer for many reasons. I, a graduate of a small college, sat down with Russ, our Director of College Planning and graduate of a large college, to discuss the differences.Read More
For most high school students, Labor Day weekend signals the coming of the inevitable: the school year. They live through these last days of vacation in a state of selective denial, clinging on desperately to the summer, while knowing they need (and should) get ready for the start of school. But if they also knew that spending just an hour or two now to PLAN, ORGANIZE, and SET GOALS would potentially save them so much headache and stress later, they might change that denial into acceptance, and feel good (or better, we won't push our luck) about going back to school.
Here are three quick, and very important, TO-DOs you can help your child complete BEFORE the first day of school:Read More
On July 29, Montclair State University announced that it will become the first New Jersey public university to make submission of SAT/ACT test scores optional for all applicants seeking undergraduate admission. Our Associate Director,Read More
In other words, the first step to solving any problem of low grades, disorganization, lack of motivation, etc., is to hold a mirror up to what IS taking place, literally, as opposed to what we FEEL is taking place. To this purpose, I use a very simple process of ‘numbers don’t lie.’ I decided to share it with you because, over the past 17 yearsRead More