The Subtle Art Of Asking For Teacher Recommendations

The subtle art of asking for teacher recommendations

Each and every year, we see students work tirelessly to achieve the best possible grades, steadily improve their test scores, ensure their extracurricular activities are up to pace, and craft winning college essays and supplements. There is, however, one part of the college application that’s often written off as beyond…

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Student Spotlight: Lindsey Sternthal & The College Essay Process

Student Spotlight: Lindsey Sternthal & the College Essay Process

“Literally everything.”  Lindsey Sternthal’s response to what she spends too much time thinking about offers a small window into all that goes on in her imagination. That “everything” includes, but isn’t limited to, meditations on unconventional mysteries, wonderings about the supernatural, and futures of traveling and living overseas.  Having graduated…

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(Re-)Introducing… ACT Superscoring!

(Re-)Introducing… ACT Superscoring!

Most colleges and universities are committed to empowering students to put their best foot forward in the admissions process. As such, many schools superscore the SAT and the ACT, taking your best score on each section of the test—drawing from multiple test dates—to create a so-called "superscore." On April 2nd,…

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