Preparing for the SAT

As the parent or guardian of a college-bound student, you have probably done at least a little worrying about the SAT. While this is entirely understandable, the standardized test need not be a source of fear. The simple antidote is to go in with, and stick to, a plan.    ... Read More

What Is Yield Protection and What Does it Have to Do With College Admissions?

It’s not just your child who has to worry about a college’s acceptance rate. While it may provide little comfort during the application process, colleges are also worried about the rate at which accepted students decide to attend, also called the yield rate. Understanding yield protection, or "Tufts Syndrome," can ... Read More

Update on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

It wouldn't be off-base to assume that you've heard of the PSAT, but did you know that the PSAT is more than just a prep test for the SAT? The Preliminary SAT (PSAT), or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), is a great opportunity to see your student’s strengths and ... Read More


How to Handle an Academic Dismissal

Academic Dismissal: Advice about this topic is something none of us want (or plan) to need.  But, things happen and there are many families who unfortunately have to deal with it at the end of every semester. I know because twice a year, dozens of people reach out to me for ... Read More

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