April 4, 2019

Tips on how to learn the most about a college and show interest to your top schools!

May 25, 2018

My child is a great student. He is a top debater. He is an athlete. He has a part-time job. He is the President of Student Council. Isn’t this enough? Will my child’s application be strong enough for highly selective colleges?

Unfortunately, there is no easy and/or comp...

April 4, 2018

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized test administered by the College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation in the United States.

All 10th grade students who attend Broward County Public Schools...

April 4, 2018

Students and parents are breathing a sigh of relief - the college application season is finally over!!

It was another tough year for seniors applying! The number of applications to highly selective universities increased anywhere from 8% to 14%. The University of...

April 4, 2018

The Benacquisto Scholarship Program is a (near full-ride) merit scholarship for Florida high school graduates who receive recognition as a National Merit® Scholar or Finalist. Eligible finalists/scholars will receive an award equal to the institutional cost of attendan...

March 9, 2018

All regular decisions will be out this month! Thousands of students will be waitlisted, sometimes at their dream school. The good news is that many will then be admitted. Here are guidelines on what to do if you are waitlisted at your dream school.

Reconsider your unive...

February 28, 2018

Summer means the start of college applications...Yes. This. Summer.  

Here are guidelines to help you prepare.

1) University choice: Whittle down your list of schools. Visit them. Determine which are the right fit for you.

Haven't started? Use college search too...

February 26, 2018

Can I get in?

This question is one that every potential college applicant asks themselves. Are their grades and test scores high enough? Will their holistic review measure up to that of other applicants? Although this is a very important question to ask when finalizing...

February 22, 2018

Applying for financial aid can be as intimidating as applying to college. It doesn’t have to be. Here is a crash course in Financial Aid 101!

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):

The FAFSA is the first and main piece of financial aid. This is aid from the fe...

February 20, 2018

If you think the courses you choose to take in high school are insignificant to college admissions, think again. In fact, based on my experience speaking with college admissions directors across the country over the last ten years, and a recent survey conducted by the...

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