Feb 16 2016
Many of us in the college counseling field anticipated this moment.
We could predict the outcome when the College Board announced that there would be a new, revised SAT being unveiled in March of 2016. From the moment it was announced, my students began to worry, especially those in the Class of 2017 who would […]
Nov 24 2015
When one of my 10th graders came into my office last month and told me she spent her summer vacation studying to take the SATs, I was flabbergasted. The summer after my freshman year of high school, I was still being a kid. Now, our teens are scrambling to take a test that will become […]
May 29 2015
Did you know there are more than 500 Common Application member colleges in 47 states in the U.S.?
And more member colleges are on the horizon.
The Common Application recently announced that member colleges may choose not to require recommendation letters and essays. If I was a high school student today, I probably would think my […]
May 19 2015
I recently read this interesting Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe from the perspective of an SAT tutor and college instructor and it got me thinking…
I remember the exact moment when I realized that the biggest intellectual surprises and accomplishments in college sometimes come from students who did rather modestly on standardized tests but […]