Application Deadlines are Looming:How to Stay Sane

The end of another year doesn’t only mean winter break and holiday celebrations with family. It also means college application deadlines are getting real. Most regular decision college applications fall somewhere between January 1 and February 1. Meaning high school seniors have probably got about 20 days or less to get all their materials together

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Colleges for Students with Learning Differences: How to Search

Finding the right fit for a student with learning differences can feel like an insurmountable challenge. You want a university that will challenge and grow its students but also nurture them, especially if they require accommodations for learning. You want a university that will respect your student’s abilities, not focus on his differences. You also

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Is Your College List Balanced?3 Ways to Know for Sure

At a certain point, students have to make hard choices about college. Specifically, they have to choose which ones will and won’t make the cut. They also need to make sure they have more than just the most selective colleges on the list. Preparing the optimal college list makes use of the “Goldilocks” principle: not

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Midterms Are Almost Here!Top 10 Tips to Do Your Best

Usually just the sound of the word “midterms” is enough to make high school students panic. Having a test in every subject within the same week can be excruciating. But it doesn’t have to be. Good study skills—plus mindful test-day preparation—will help high schoolers calm down and perform well on their midterms. Even better, these

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5 Things High School Seniors Need to Do During Thanksgiving Break

You have 1,001 tasks to accomplish during Thanksgiving Break—and your high school senior has even more. Traveling for the holiday. College applications. Work. Homework. Spending time with friends. Completing senior projects. Black Friday. Volunteering. The list goes on. If your senior checks off only five things this Thanksgiving Break, it needs to be these. 1.

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Is Your 9th or 10th Grader Doing These 3 Important Things?

Two-thirds of your child’s college application is based on what happens in 9th and 10th grade. Let that sink in for a moment. So, if your student is planning to do early applications—which you should definitely encourage—preparing for college during the freshman and sophomore years of high school is extremely important. Aside from the obvious

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5 Great Resources for Your Teen’s College Scholarship Search

College is expensive, and students and parents alike are looking for more ways to help pay for tuition. Now more than ever, it is easy to find people or companies bragging about their ability to discover obscure college scholarships or alter family finances to increase financial aid awards. Unfortunately, many of these offers aren’t what

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Test Prep Options – Choosing the Right Approach to Test Prep

There are different ways you can prep for your standardized tests. You can take a live-instruction course, online course, private tutoring, or self-study. Listed below are more details on different prep options. Live–Instruction Prep Courses/Classes There are a plethora of SAT® and ACT® prep live-instruction classes. Students can take these type of courses at school

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Top 4 Reasons to Finish Testing in 11th Grade

If you’re in 11th grade, you have a lot going on. That’s just a fact. And we totally get it. Not only are you probably ramping up your coursework including AP® classes, but you’re also more involved in your extracurricular activities, maybe have a part-time job, and are responsible for other commitments among your family

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Take Advantage of Practice Tests, Workshops, and More!

We show students how to apply themselves academically! As part of our commitment to student success, KD College Prep offers a number of proven study tools and practice resources. Students enrolled in our Complete Program have access to our direction and resources until they reach their SAT® and ACT® score goals, or until they graduate

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