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To Test Or Not To Test

To test or not to test…that is the question. As many colleges and universities announce new test optional policies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, students are questioning whether it is necessary to prepare for and take the SAT or ACT test. The short answer is YES! And here’s why… Test optional DOES NOT

“F” College Admissions

I’ve been hearing the “F” word a lot lately, at least as it refers to the recent college admissions scandal. I’m referring to the word fair, of course, and I would make the argument that that “F” word no longer belongs in any discussion related to college admissions. Rather, I would like to see it

Know Your College Application Vocabulary

Sometimes there is confusion regarding application deadlines and the different types of admission for which students are applying. It is worthwhile to review the options when determining your college application strategy. Always directly check the school’s website to ensure that you are meeting all applicable deadlines. Early Decision If a student applies to a school

Rankings for What Colleges are Really Looking for in Admissions

Fairfax, VA – The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) released today its ranking of What Colleges Look for in High School Students, based on an annual survey of nearly 2,000 independent educational consultants. While grades and standardized test scores are near the top of these annual rankings, a number of significant changes and surprises are