Tag Archives: study

by Ashley McCarrick

Think of a practice test as a scrimmage before the big game – you can see what the test will entail without all of the pressure and then make adjustments based on how you perform. These tips will help you make the most of your practice tests: Don’t take the practice test while sitting on […]


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

Now that you understand how test scores and other academic factors weigh into the college admissions process, here are the top 6 non-academic college admissions factors: 1. Extracurricular Activities What have you done with your time outside of school? What are you passionate about? Being an active member of a club or holding a leadership […]


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 […]