Get ready for college

Choosing an Independent College Counselor

Applying to college—not to mention figuring out which schools best suit you—is a daunting task. Now that you’ve decided not to shoulder the burden alone, you have another choice to make: whom should you hire?

How to dominate reading comprehension on the SAT

Here are some quick tips to help you make the most out of the time allotted for reading comprehension questions.

Recommendation Letter for College: Plan For Your Teacher Recommendations

Choose teachers who know you well and like you! Pick teachers who have taught you either junior or senior years. English teachers tend to write well, so they are usually a good bet. An academic teacher who has also known you outside the classroom (through clubs or sports teams) is generally an excellent choice. Ask a teacher who respects you and can testify to some of your intangible qualities, i.e. intellectual curiosity, academic passion. The best teacher to ask is not necessarily the one who gave you the highest grade. Sometimes, picking a teacher in a class where you have struggled and persevered, might be an excellent option.

The college consultant

Every year, amid fierce competition, a talented crop of high school seniors vie for coveted spots at prestigious colleges. Some of these students have an additional advantage over their high-achieving peers: private college consultants to help them get accepted to their dream school.