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Test Prep: How Soon is Too Soon?

Happy sophomore spring! You may be (understandably!) preoccupied with whether this is the year you’re going to make varsity lacrosse…

Plan: Think Before You Act

“Look before you leap!” This phrase means you should think, pay attention, and have your wits about you – before…

Is Working Too Hard Holding You Back?

It’s easy to tell ourselves that we just have to study more. Work harder. That’s it. Just buckle down, put…

College Visit Checklist: 8 Tips for the Perfect Visit

There’s no substitute for putting your feet on the ground and trying a campus on for size. A good fit…

National College Decision Day: May 1

This coming Wednesday is National College Decision Day, which falls on May 1 every year. This is the deadline by…

College Cousins: Amherst, Brown and Hamilton: Beyond the Core Curriculum

Oh, those pesky core curriculum requirements. They do ensure students get a broad education spanning the arts and humanities, STEM…

College Cousins: the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

Selecting a college is challenging for almost everyone, but what is it like for students who have a special, creative…

How NOT to Take a Practice Test

Practice testing is a key part of the process of preparing for a standardized test. Students get the opportunity to…

AP Exam Prep Strategies

Spring has sprung, and all you want to do is to go enjoy the sunshine, explore the outdoors (apart from…

Waitlisted: Keep Calm and March On

Congratulations, seniors! You are well on your way to National Decision Day. It has been a very busy year, and…