Jimmy Joins a New Pack

“Specifically for me, I was really interested in a school that had a very integrated learning program with [hands-on work experiences], and the co-op program at Northeastern was one of their best driving points,” Jimmy says. Jimmy is a senior at Liberty High School in Frisco, TX. In the fourth grade, his family moved to

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When Is the Best Time to Apply to College?

It’s almost summer, and that means many rising high school seniors will shift their thoughts toward applying to college. But when is the best time to apply to college? And how long will it take? We turned to our lead college counselor for advice on what to expect when applying to college this fall. Ashley

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Kate Scores Her Match

It’s June 2021, and Kate gets the call she’s quietly anticipated all month. It’s the head coach for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) women’s tennis team, and he has good news. “Oddly enough, CMS was my first and only offer because I literally accepted it in a day. I snatched up [the offer] because Claremont McKenna is

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12 Influential Women in Education

Women have often led the charge for improving education throughout the world. Today, we benefit from the ground-breaking ideas and resilience that women have brought to the education sector, but their ideas were not always so widely accepted. One of the many things we can learn from female pioneers in education is that you should

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Why Should I Consider an HBCU?

A NASA engineer. A media mogul. A Supreme Court Justice. The U.S. Vice President. What do they all have in common? They all attended a historically black college or university (HBCU). HBCUs are often praised for their diverse and inclusive educational experience, affordable cost, scholarship opportunities, unique programs, and supportive environment for underserved communities. However,

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2022 KD Women in STEM

Today we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and we are once again reminded that women are vastly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up about 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, but only 27 percent of all STEM workers

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12 Days of College Prep

Christmastime is the season for giving, so why not give your student the gift of being thoroughly prepared for college admissions tests and applications? KD College Prep is the gift that keeps on giving—until your student reaches their score goals or until they graduate from high school. Here’s a holiday-themed sneak peek into our programs

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How to Study Vocabulary for the PSAT, SAT®, and ACT® Tests

Yes, the vast majority of this blog post is about vocabulary on the PSAT, SAT®, and ACT® tests. But bear with me for a few introductory paragraphs while I explain why I think a strong vocabulary is so important in general. Here’s the thing about vocabulary: The words we know shape our perceptions of the

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PSAT Score Range: Understanding Your Score Report

This week, students will start receiving their PSAT/NMSQT® test scores for the October 2021 test. While the PSAT test is similar to the SAT® test in many ways, you will notice that the PSAT test follows a different grading scale. For example, the PSAT score range has a maximum score of 1520, while SAT scores

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Should I Take Both the ACT® and SAT® Tests?

The college planning process can be stressful, and some families struggle with deciding which test to take. When it comes to college admissions testing in the U.S., there are two options: the ACT® test and the SAT® test. In most cases, students will submit scores from one of the tests alongside their college application. But

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