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Author: Maria Tzavidis

Maria Tzavidis comes from an extensive history of higher education administration both in admissions and advising. She believes the college admissions can seem daunting but doesn't have to be, and so she really enjoys being on the Road2College platform where she can share clear insight into many important college-related topics. Her other passions include writing, hiking, yoga, and cooking plant-based foods. You can connect with her on Facebook or LinkedIn.

How Colleges Calculate Your High School GPA
College Admissions

How Colleges Calculate Your High School GPA

Maria Tzavidis Maria Tzavidis- January 7, 2021 0

The movement for colleges toward being test-optional has gained momentum over the last ten years. With COVID-19 changing this year’s high school experience, the trend ... Read More

What Is a Good ACT Score?
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What Is a Good ACT Score?

Maria Tzavidis Maria Tzavidis- December 25, 2020 0

The value and fairness of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT as well as how accurately they measure college readiness have been under ... Read More

The Importance of the School Profile
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The Importance of the School Profile

Maria Tzavidis Maria Tzavidis- December 11, 2020 0

Have you ever heard of the school profile? Did you know it should be included in your child’s college admission packet? It’s something many parents ... Read More

What Is an Independent Student for FAFSA?
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What Is an Independent Student for FAFSA?

Maria Tzavidis Maria Tzavidis- December 8, 2020 0

A key part of the college admissions journey is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Given how much is involved in the ... Read More

What Is a College Major?
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What Is a College Major?

Maria Tzavidis Maria Tzavidis- December 4, 2020 0

A college major is one of the most important facets of higher education, so it’s really important to understand exactly what one is. The term ... Read More

What Is a Good SAT Score?
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What Is a Good SAT Score?

Maria Tzavidis Maria Tzavidis- December 1, 2020 0

Recently, standardized tests have been under scrutiny, with questions arising on whether or not they fairly and accurately predict college readiness. On top of this, ... Read More

What Makes a Good GPA?
College Admissions

What Makes a Good GPA?

Maria Tzavidis Maria Tzavidis- October 8, 2020 0

A great GPA is a high-school student’s foremost means of showing their value to potential colleges. Unlike test scores, which highlight an achievement on just ... Read More