SAT vs ACT (And Standardized Testing Policies)

SAT vs ACT How do you know which one is best for you? What's the difference between the two? And what's going on with standardized testing now anyway? How relevant is it to the admissions process? Let's take a look. The Status of Standardized Testing Standardized testing has gone through a number of changes recently [...]

What is the Ivy League? (And How to Get In)

What is the Ivy League? (And How to Get In) Today, we are going to be discussing the Ivy League. Many people have unexamined assumptions about what this group of schools is. We're going to take a look at exactly what the Ivy League is, what it isn't, and end things by offering some tips [...]

Building your College List of “Best-Fit” Schools

Building your College List of "Best-Fit" Schools Building your college list is one of the most critical parts of your college admissions process. There are over 4000 colleges and universities in the United States alone. How do you even begin to narrow that down to a reasonable list of schools you're going to apply to? [...]

Mastering the College Admissions Interview

Mastering the College Admissions Interview Students are often terrified when faced with the prospect of a college admissions interview. What will they be asked? How will they respond? What do they wear? How do they make themselves stand out from the crowd? Fear not! With the proper guidance and preparation, you can ensure that your [...]

Preparing for the New Common App Cycle  (2022-2023)

Preparing for the New Common App Cycle  (2022-2023) Today, we are going to discuss the Common App, which opens for the new college admissions cycle on August 1st. We will discuss what you need to know and how you can best prepare in order to ensure that you fill out all of your applications in [...]

Building a Competitive Extracurricular Profile for College Admissions

Building a Competitive Extracurricular Profile for College Admissions Good morning, Students and parents often wonder what it takes to get accepted into a competitive college. Are good grades enough? Or does a student need more? There are various factors that go into the college admissions process and are looked at holistically in order to determine [...]

ACC’s 2021-2022 Admissions Results

Congratulations to all of our seniors and graduate students on your successful admissions process! Your resilience and commitment to your applications has paid off. It was a pleasure to help guide you all through what can be a sometimes difficult, confusing, and stressful process. So, we’d like to share how you all did. Collectively, our [...]

College Decision Day

Take a breath College decision day is here. First, take a second to relax! You've just been through an arduous process that lasted months (or years). Congratulate yourself for the work you've done and the success you've seen. And don't beat yourself up if things didn't go your way. At the end of the day, [...]

What to Know About the New Virtual SAT

The new virtual SAT Outside of the USA, the SAT will begin its digital-only transition in 2023. The USA will make this transition starting in 2024. For decades, the SAT has been a paper and pencil exam. This change marks one of the most dramatic shifts in testing we have seen to date. In the [...]

What to Do If You’ve Been Deferred – College Admissions

Happy new year and congratulations to those who have just finished submitting all of their college applications. We understand better than most the work that you put in to make them shine. Today, we'd like to discuss what to do after you've been deferred in the college admissions process. If you fall into this category, [...]

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