July 24, 2019

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July 18, 2019

Seniors applying to college should write their college application essays in the summer prior to senior year, which will help relieve some the stress during the busy school year. Essay prompts are available on the college application websites, and below. Most supplemen...

July 8, 2019

Social media can help students get into college. Juniors and seniors who are building their college lists should follow colleges they are interested in on social media, including Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and others. Many colleges admit to looking...

June 29, 2019

The UC, as a result of the college admissions fraud investigation, initiated a comprehensive, systemwide audit which resulted in the following statement: 

  • As a public institution, and according to long established UC admissions policy, we do not grant preferent...

June 25, 2019

Many colleges have adopted a 'test optional' policy which means students do not have to submit standardized tests like the SAT, ACT and SAT subject tests. The following schools have recently been added to the list of test optional schools: Alma, Bucknell, Carthage, Cre...

The University of California application has been newly redesigned. Launching in August, it  focuses on improved usability, accessibility, and overall user experience of the application, and includes these features:

• A fresh new look and a responsive, modernized design


June 10, 2019

Grossmont-Cuyamaca school district is promising free tuition for first-time students who commit to their education. There is no income maximum or minimum gpa. 
To receive the Promise, students must:
Be a first-time college student.
Sign the Promise Pledge
Complete a Fr...

May 31, 2019

Direct response from Common App support desk: 

The Common Application will be live throughout summer. The only change that will happen is on August 1st, 2019 where the application will switch to the 2019-2020 application season. For students who have previously started...

May 18, 2019

The Collegeboard plans to give an adversity score to students who take the SAT in an effort to show their economic and social background. It will be calculated using 15 factors including the crime rate and poverty levels from their high school and neighborhood. Student...

May 5, 2019

AP exams usually occur in early May. Students should study some every day for at least a month prior to the test. Basic information you need to know about the tests:

Each of the 38 exams has its own unique requirements; however, almost all the exams have several things...

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