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by Ashley McCarrick

If you’ve never created a resume before, it can be intimidating at first. The best resumes are the ones that most accurately reflect your interests, talents, and personality. You want to show the college your involvement in activities that mean something to you, not just list everything you have ever done in high school. Step […]


by Ashley McCarrick

“This is so overwhelming!” We hear it every day. Yes, the college application process is a daunting one. If you do things the right way, though, the process will pay off with your attending the college of your dreams. Many college applications across the country open on August 1. So over the next month, we […]


by Ashley McCarrick

College admissions offices focus on your grades and resume, but when you send the application can affect your chances as well. Many college applications are due by December or January (be sure to check the colleges’ websites for exact dates) of your senior year. That is for regular admission, which is the most common way […]


by Ashley McCarrick

Before you start applying to colleges in your senior year, take the time to visit so you know which schools will be the best fit for you. Here are a few tips to help you plan your visits: 1. Visit early The best time to visit colleges is during 10th and 11th grade. Many students […]


by Ashley McCarrick

It’s that time of the year — high school seniors are working on college applications and are looking ahead to college. If you are wondering what matters most to colleges, check out these top 4 academic college admission factors: 1. SAT ® test scores, ACT ® test scores, and SAT Subject Test ™ scores Do […]


by Ashley McCarrick

Students who volunteer in preparation for completing college applications find many benefits other than simply an increased chance of admission. Getting involved is easy. You will realize the many personal benefits that await you as you take the college application tips to heart. Here are the top three reasons why community service matters: 1. Personal […]


by Ashley McCarrick

Test prep for the SAT ®, ACT ®, and PSAT/NMSQT ® tests is a popular summer activity, but there are plenty of additional activity options. Summer is a great time to prepare for college and to explore possible career and study options. The DFW Metroplex has a number of specialty programs worth investigating. Here are […]


by Ashley McCarrick

Can you study engineering at a liberal arts college and if so, is it a good idea? Which colleges have strong ROTC programs? Which private universities offer top-ranked business schools? Are there colleges with strong programs for students with learning differences? It’s not often that I read a college guide cover-to-cover, but I did just […]


On the morning of January 7th, the first scores for the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT ® test were released online. Students will receive an email from the College Board with an access code and a link. They will then be able to log in to or create a College Board account in order to view the scores. […]