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Death from College Cost Sticker Shock…and How to Avoid It: Part 2

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on April 24, 2018

We closed Part 1 of this blog post by saying that Part 2 would be up-coming soon and would cover one of the most important ways to reduce college costs even more – by improving scores on standardized tests. So, here’s Part 2.

Topics: ACT, Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, College Planning, Financial Aid

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Topics: ACT, Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, College Planning, Financial Aid

Coalition Application and Self-Reporting Records

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on September 22, 2017

Not all applications for Florida universities are created equal. There are important differences and knowing them can save you time, effort and frustration in the application process. 

Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

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Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

Know How Various Grades Are Different

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on August 16, 2017

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is the #1 piece of information that schools look at when they’re considering applicants — in fact, it would probably be the #2, and #3 things, too, if that made sense. It’s been that way forever, and it’s not going to change within your lifetime, if ever.

Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, Test-Prep, College Application

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Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, Test-Prep, College Application

Summer-Time Guidance For Students

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on July 5, 2017

We’re seeing the back-to-school ads already, and we are barely into July! Summer is well underway, so it’s time for you college-bound students to seal the deal and set your sights on next steps. Here are ten that we recommend:

Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, College Planning

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Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, College Planning

College Acceptance: California Edition

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on March 23, 2015

 

The University of California – Santa Barbara just sent out its acceptances for the class entering in fall 2015. The office of Admissions indicated via email that they had received 70,453 freshman applications (that’s over seventy thousand) and sent about 22,756 offers of admission to freshman applicants (a 32% admit rate). It’s a beautiful campus by the beach about a third of the way north along the Pacific Coast highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Florida student thinking of UCSB? It’s harder to get in! In fact, The University of California sets different criteria for an out-of-state applicant: above and beyond admission requirements for California resident students, you must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.4 or better in the 15 college-preparatory courses the State requires, with no grade lower than a C.

Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, Test-Prep, Educational Consulting

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Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, Test-Prep, Educational Consulting