The College Admissions Essay: Brainstorming for an idea

Summer may have just begun, but for rising seniors, there is plenty they can do during the break to prepare for college applications. While much of their academic and extracurricular records are complete, seniors still have complete control over their application essay. The Common Application has announced its prompts for 2013-14. In addition to these, […]

Do My SSAT or ISEE Scores Really Matter?

Standardized admissions tests are part of the drill in most private school admissions offices. Why is that? Because the school needs to know what you know and don’t know academically. The SSAT and ISEE are the two most commonly used admissions tests. They measure your language and math skills. How do the admissions offices use […]

Many graduates not ready for college, test data suggests

Only about 30 percent of last year’s California high school graduates who took the ACT college entrance exam tested proficient in all subject areas. The state’s best subject was English – 72 percent of students were considered ready for college freshman classes. In science, however, only 34 percent were deemed ready for higher education. “In […]