11 Tips to Show Demonstrated Interest in a College
11 ways your kid can show demonstrated interest in a college, and why this can help them get accepted to their dream schoolread more
Back to School: Two Actions Your Child Should Be Taking At the Beginning of This Year
I remember the excitement of going back to school each year of high school. The week before classes began, I'd take a trip to Office Depot or Staples with my mom (Amazon Prime did not exist back then...) to pick out all my notebooks and pens and office supplies. She'd...read more
What’s the Difference Between the SAT and the ACT?
What’s the Difference Between the ACT and SAT? With the majority of colleges and universities requiring applicants to submit either an ACT or SAT score as part of their application, it's important for you as a parent to help your child decide which of the two tests...read more
International baccalaureate (IB) classes vs. advanced placement (AP) classes – what are the differences?
What are the differences between AP and IB classes? Find out in this article.read more
Breaking Down the Different College Application Deadlines
Learn the meaning, pros and cons of the four types of college application deadlines: regular decision, early decision, early action and rolling admissionsread more
What are the Benefits of AP Classes? 6 Reasons Why AP Classes are Worth It
Learn the benefits of taking AP classes in high school, such as improving chances of college admissions and saving money on college tuitionread more
HOW MUCH DOES THE HIGH SCHOOL GPA REALLY MATTER?
How much does the high school GPA really matter? It depends on a couple of factors…read more
6 Summer Activities for High School Kids That Look Great on College Applications
Wondering what activities your high school kid should participate in this summer? Learn the 6 activities that look great on college applications.read more
What do colleges look for? The importance of taking initiative
What do colleges look for? The importance of taking initiative Many parents want to know: what do colleges look for in an applicant? How can my child stand out? In answer to this question, I'd like to share a piece of advice from entrepreneur, Veronica Belmont....read more
6 College Admissions Tips for the Kid With Average Test Scores and an Average GPA
I recently came across an important comment from a parent. She said: “Everyone keeps talking about their straight-A student with high test scores...but how do I help my kid who is average? Or less than average?” Have you asked yourself this question? If so, this...read more
Opportunities to win scholarships…even if your child isn’t a straight-A student!
Your child may or may not be a straight-A student or a star athlete. But that's okay! There are still PLENTY of scholarship opportunities that they can win. Read on to learn how... The misconception: Most parents think of scholarships as "getting a full ride" from a...read more
9 Ways to Help Your Family Figure Out How to Pay for College
Worried about how to pay for the cost of college? Learn 9 ways to help your family figure out how to pay your child’s tuition.read more
How to Stand Out
“How can my child stand out on college applications?” This remains one of the age old questions with the college process. And to answer that question, I’d like to share a personal story with you. Recently, I was at a dance class. Now, you should know that I am NOT a...read more
What SAT or ACT score does your child need to aim for?
Parents often ask: “What SAT or ACT score does my child need to get?” And my initial answer to that question is... That depends on which schools your child wants to attend. Not the hard and fast answer you were looking for, right? However...I do have a great rule of...read more
5 reasons why your child should NOT become a well-rounded person
For as long as I can remember, everyone has been idolizing the well-rounded student. You know, that student who participates in and excels at everything. When you think of the perfect student, you think of a teenager with a perfect GPA and perfect SAT scores who is...read more
12 Non-Academic Factors to Consider When Choosing a College
When it comes to helping your child pick the right college, there are many factors to consider. Will the school challenge your child academically? Does the school have the majors, minors and programs that will set your child up for a successful career in their chosen...read more
High school classes: 5 rules to help your child choose the right courses
It’s not a rumor...colleges do care about the classes that your child takes in high school. Your child’s GPA & course rigor are the two most important components of the application. College admissions officers look carefully at this information when they are making...read more
The Complete Plan: When to Begin Preparing for The SAT and ACT
Standardized test scores are one of the most important components of the college application (2nd only to your child’s GPA/high school transcript)... So it’s important to know when should your child begin preparing for the SAT or ACT. In an...read more
The Three Most Important Financial Aid Deadlines to Mark On Your Calendar
Do you ever feel like there are financial aid opportunities available for your child that you don't know about? Or that you're missing deadlines that you're not aware of? Well, fear no more! Read on to learn about the 3 most important...read more
The One and Only Tool Your Child Needs to Build A Great Resume
Whether you’re creating a resume for college applications, a part-time job or summer internships, ResumeGem is a great tool to help you build your resume.read more