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The college admission process can be a long, winding road but an experienced IEC can smooth some of the bumps and make the process a bit easier. Think about it and then make the decision that is right for you.

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Both Drexel and Northeastern understand that they are offering more than academics to their students. They are cultivating and enhancing students’ preparation for life and careers.

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Waiting for College Decisions

College School Admissions

The college admission process is longer for some than for others, but the length of the race is not really what counts.

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Your Winning Team

Life Skills

Classes suggest teachers, clubs mean friends, and sports usually involve teammates and coaches. So, your school day is full of people – many folks --all playing different roles in your life.

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The key to successfully navigating your upcoming midterms is to go into them with both the right attitude and the right preparation.

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What's on the HSPT? How Do I prepare?

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is the entrance exam required by many Catholic high schools. Its content is somewhat similar to that of the SSAT and ISEE, but the HSPT is much faster paced: the SSAT has roughly twice as many questions as the other two tests but the test runs for about the same amount of time. The individual questions, though, tend to be less intensive with fewer moving parts.

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One aspect that the SSAT and ISEE have in common is the writing sample. Naturally, parents are concerned about how to best prepare students for the essays. Here are the major points to keep in mind.

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The material covered by the SSAT & ISEE is fairly similar: both primarily test critical reading, vocabulary and math. But, the way the material is presented and weighed can often point a student in one direction or the other.

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Aaron Golumbfskie, PrepMatters' Director of Education, discusses the lessons we can take away from finishing the gauntlet of high school standardized tests that linger long after we've put down all our No. 2 pencils.

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Week of the SSAT

Test Prep

The #1 test-week “do” is a straightforward one: get plenty of sleep! Research has proven time and time again that a lack of sleep raises the level of the stress hormone cortisol, impairs cognitive functioning, and even negatively impacts our physical health.