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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How to Survive the First Two Rounds of College Application Review

Strong academics and good test scores are essential to get students into the college admissions game, but those prerequisites are no longer enough to ensure that a student will be a successful player. Colleges want to create a community of learners and assemble a group of students that will make up a well-rounded class. Students

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Prep for the SAT® Test: Improve your chances of getting a great score!

High school students and their parents may feel the pressure to perform well on the SAT® exam. However, beyond understanding that good SAT® scores can and do make a difference when it comes to gaining admission to colleges, parents and students alike don’t necessarily have a full appreciation for why this exam matters. Besides, what

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Pre-AP® Courses are About to Change: Here’s What You Need to Know

In the fall of 2018, College Board® will begin offering Pre-AP® courses. That statement alone is confusing since many high school students think they have taken Pre-AP courses already­—their high school transcripts even say it’s true. High schools were using the term Pre-AP without using a standardized Pre-AP curriculum, and College Board is about to

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