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Academic Self-Confidence

Amazon sells over 100,000 books on "parenting." Think about that for a second: over 100,000 books to help us become better parents, and most of us still need help. We're adding an "academic parenting" section to our blog, and we're starting with "academic...

Leadership – A U.C. Berkeley Admissions Perspective

Many admissions officers claim that "leadership" is one of the characteristics they look for in applicants. I added the quotes to reflect the vast amount of definitions that exist for leadership.  It's important for students to recognize that leadership can be...

Do AP Scores Matter?

Yes. Do AP scores matter for college admissions? Yes and No. If you want to play it safe, work hard to ace your AP tests. Here's one take on AP scores,  and here are some facts: Fact #1 For schools that place "rigor" at or near the top of their admissions criteria,...

Summer ACT Prep & SAT Prep Classes

Summer ACT Prep and SAT Prep Classes Today's students need a real break during the summer. Yes, you heard that from a local learning center.  That's why our summer ACT Prep and SAT Prep programs are characterized by a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Plus, each session is...
Do AP Scores Matter?

Do AP Scores Matter?

Yes. Do AP scores matter for college admissions? Yes and No. If you want to play it safe, work hard to ace your AP...

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