Am I a good candidate for Early Action or Early Decision?

What is Early Action? Early action allows you to apply to a university early (around November 1) and receive a decision early (around mid-December). Early Action is non-binding, so you do not have an obligation to attend that university if accepted. You can apply to as many universities as you wish through Early Action and Regular Decision. You can shop around and see what university will provide you with the best financial aid package (financial aid, grants and scholarships) and make your final decision by May 1. What is Restrictive Early Action/Single-Choice Early Action? This is another non-binding program whereby you apply early and receive your decision early. However, with these types

Wondering if and why you should take those AP classes? Here are your answers.

What are AP classes? CollegeBoard developed curriculum for the Advance Placement Program which allows high schools to offer rigorous college-level classes and exams to their students. These classes allow students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time. Currently, CollegeBoard offers 38 subjects, and each high school determines which AP subjects will be taught at their school. The student takes the yearlong* AP class, and takes the corresponding AP test at the end of the school year. The AP test is scored between 1-5 (3 is considered passing); the student earns potential college credit if they pass the AP test. The grades received in the class determine if the student ea

Everything juniors - and their parents - need to know about the ACT and SAT!

The College Entrance Exams: ACT and SAT Here is everything a junior in high school - and their parents - need to know about the ACT and SAT! What are these tests? They are college entrance exams that most universities require for admission. While most require them, a few don't. Here’s a list of colleges that don’t require the ACT or SAT. When should a student take the test? Ideally, students should prep for the ACT and SAT tests during the summer prior to their junior year of high school. During the fall or winter of their junior year, students take an ACT and a SAT test in order to determine which test they feel most comfortable with/do better on. Comparison charts can help you make that de

SAT Subject Tests: Who should take them, when, and why?

What is a SAT Subject Test? A SAT Subject Test is a one hour multiple choice test on a specific subject. Collegeboard offers 20 different SAT subject tests, twelve of which are language tests.The most popular tests are Math I (Algebra and Geometry) and Math II (Trig and Pre-Calc), Bio, Chem, Physics, Literature and US History. Each individual test is scored on a 200-800 scale. For a SAT Subject Score to be an asset when applying to a highly selective university, a score of a 650 or higher is necessary. In general, the lower the acceptance rate at the university, the higher the score must be to be considered competitive. Who should take them? Fewer universities require the subject tests than

Bright Futures Scholarship Update

Interested in a full tuition scholarship for a Florida university? Every student attending a Florida high school has the potential to earn a full tuition - Bright Futures! What is Bright Futures? Bright Futures is a scholarship program which allows Florida high school seniors with significant academic merit to earn a scholarship to any public college/university or technical college in the state. It also offers the same funds to students attending a private college in Florida. This scholarship is uniquely for Florida high school graduates attending college at a Florida university, and may not be used for any college outside of the state of Florida. The Florida Medallion and Florida Academic B

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