Like many parents, at this time of year you are probably anticipating and preparing for the start of a new school year. Back to school time is both exciting and stressful for all parents as children transition to new classrooms, new teachers, new routines, and new schools. Parents of neurodiverse teens often have to anticipate additional challenges associated with this time of transition such as handling executive functioning difficulties, embracing different classroom expectations, understanding friendships, and regulating emotions.
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One of the questions we hear most often at A+ Test Prep and Tutoring is, Which test should I take – the SAT or the ACT?
Both students and parents continually express confusion about whether to take one of the standardized tests over the other, or whether taking both the SAT and the ACT would be most beneficial.
In this article I will provide you with information and tips about the college interview process.
There are three main types of college interviews: evaluative, informational, and financial aid. A college's admissions office uses an evaluative interview to gather information to supplement the information provided in the student's application.
The college admissions process can be confusing, even for parents who have been through it with an older child. What factors do colleges look for most on applications? Do they care more about a student’s GPA or her standardized test scores? Should a student strive to get straight As in basic-level courses, or is it better to take some college prep classes and risk getting Bs in them?
The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), a professional organization made up of private educational and college admissions consultants, has published a document titled "Top 12 Strengths and Experiences Colleges Look for in High School Students."
A link to the 2014 list, based upon a recent survey of college admissions consultants, can be found at the bottom of this blog post.
The beginning of the school year can be a stressful time for both parents and students. Between back-to-school shopping and adapting to new schedules, it’s easy to feel like you are trying to catch up more than prepare for the new school year. Organization is key to starting the school year on the right foot.
Jessica Lahey of the New York Times posted an article earlier this month, “Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper),” that details some quick and easy ways to help your student prepare for the start of the school year.
Article contributed by College Advisor Cheryl DiLanzo.