A Guide to Choosing the ACT or SAT

Most colleges specify that they require test scores in an application—though almost all will take either test. Depending on where you live in the US, one test or the other could be much more popular, and so your high school may only offer one. Taking the other might be trickier, but could be well worth …

College Early Decision Is Not For Everyone. Is It Right For You?

Early decision means you have to submit your application in October or early November. This is several months before the regular application dates. Understanding the pros and cons of applying early decision will help you make a more informed decision. Advantages of Applying Early Decision Applying early decision increases your chances of getting admission into …

Unusual ACT & SAT Test Prep Tips

You’ve heard all the regular ACT and SAT test prep tips: Take the practice exams and check your answers. Focus on your weak areas. So here are a few tips that are a bit more unusual when it comes to your ACT and SAT study time. Use a Distraction Add On It’s easy to get …

What Do Standardized Tests Measure & Why Do Students Need To Take Them?

The debate over standardized tests continues, with no signs of dying down anytime soon. This ongoing debate questions the importance of standardized tests in the college admissions process. Colleges get a pretty good indication of a student’s academic strengths from their high school transcripts, so what do they need standardized tests for? Standardized Tests and …

Two Important ACT / SAT Prep Tips

When it comes to ACT and SAT prepping, there are many pieces of advice out there to consider. Here are just two, of many, that are important and deserve a highlight. Analyze Your Mistakes Most ACT/SAT prep tips recommend answering several practice tests, which is solid advice. However, simply answering plenty of practice tests is …

Can You Submit Videos As Part Of Your College Application?

The short answer is yes, you can submit videos as part of your college application (for certain colleges, not all accept them). Whereas earlier, video applicants were a common a requirement for applications to art and design schools, nowadays they are being accepted by more and more 4-year colleges. This is great news if you …

Using the Process of Elimination on the ACT / SAT

When it comes to taking tests, you want to give yourself the best chance that you can. This means a lot of studying and knowing your facts. But there will be times when you don’t know something, or you can’t remember all the elements. Times like these call for educated guesses. Benefits of the Process …

Is It Possible To Get A Nursing Degree Online?

The growing demand for nurses has resulted in a dramatic increase in enrollment in online nursing programs. But the big question is, is it really possible to get a nursing degree online? After all, nursing involves a lot of practical applications so how is that practical component taught through online courses? A Look At How …