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How important is GPA in the admission process?

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Yes, it's true that grades are very important in the college admission process--but that doesn't mean you need a perfect GPA to get into college. read more

Should I take both the ACT and SAT?


Many students agonize over whether to take the SAT or the ACT. One "solution" to this problem is taking both, right? Wrong! read more

When should I start studying for the ACT or SAT?


The fact that you're thinking about this most likely means that you're the type of person who likes to be prepared. And that's great, because preparation is the key to doing well on either the ACT or the SAT. read more

If you transfer does your GPA from the first school carry over?


When you transfer the GPA from your original institution is not carried over to the new one. Courses that you've completed generally transfer if you have a C or higher in the course, and it's consistent with courses offered at your new school. read more

How and when should I start making a list of potential colleges?


Start with you! Exploring your learning style and what environment will optimize your learning is important. read more

What role can/should the parents play in their child's college search?


Parents should be the student's cheerleaders. They should also remember that this is the student's process to drive and that it is the student who is going to college. read more

What do college admission counselors look for in college applications?


Much of the stress surrounding the college admission process occurs because students and parents possess little first-hand knowledge of what colleges actually want to see in students. read more

Should I take SAT Subject Tests?

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In some cases you'll be required by a college's admission process to take specific SAT Subject Tests. Here are other reasons to take the Subject Tests. read more