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December 20, 2019

A recent study, by College Board and University of Georgia researchers, shows that high school grades have inflated over the years.

The average GPA has gone up from 3.27 to 3.38 from 1998 to 2016. The reason seems to be grade inflation as opposed to kids becoming smarte...

May 14, 2019

College admission officers want to see strong essays. Employers want strong writers as well. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 73.4% of employers want a candidate with strong written communication skills. In fact, written communication ra...

September 13, 2018

In a previous blog  we discussed why college admission policies such as test-optional are unlikely to affect whether or not you need to take a standardized test. Unless you fall in a very specific population, you need to take it. Let’s talk about why standardized tests...

June 5, 2018

“What do these things have to do with anything?”, you are probably thinking.

Well at the height of the real-estate bubble, the number of UC applicants for fall 2007 was almost exactly half the number of applicants for fall of 2018. You did not misread, yup, the number h...

May 26, 2018

In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at 4 tips for the day of your SAT/ACT test: preparing your backpack the night before, having a healthy breakfast, getting a good night of sleep and knowing where the test center is. In this conclusion of the series, we will look...

May 15, 2018

You’ve worked hard for the ACT or SAT; here are some tips for the day of the test that can help improve your score. Getting these points is like getting free money, why not grab them by paying attention to these 8 things?