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As high school seniors put the final touches on their college applications, and the 2021-2022 application season winds down, attention quickly turns to juniors. What can they expect for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle?  Here are some early trends: The future of standardized testing remains in...

When my students build their college list, we start with criteria that is important to them in their college experience. One criterion is on-campus versus off-campus living: do students want a four-year residential college experience, or do they want to live off campus after their...

At a recent professional conference for educational consultants, I attended a phenomenal presentation about the hyper-education of American students. Families are enrolling children in academic enrichment programs and hiring tutors as early as age three, believing that academic accomplishment is the key to future success....

This summer high school students and their families may take a college road trip, a rite of passage in the college application journey. Of course, families are fortunate, and grateful, that the receding pandemic has made these visits possible again. While a college road trip...

This summer rising high school seniors will be visiting colleges, either in-person or virtually. They will attend an admissions office information session and go on a student-led campus tour; if they are visiting in-person they may check out the bookstore for some swag or the...

Taking a standardized test – the SAT and ACT – has long been a rite a passage for high school students, an integral part of their college application journey. First introduced in 1926 and 1959 respectively, standardized tests have been alternatively hailed as a way...