#1 Test Prep Review and Admissions Strategy

Tutoring and Test Prep Info.

Contact our Tutors
For a FREE Consultation

800.501.7737

email us

How long does it take to complete a bachelor’s degree? Ranking by Timing of Entry, Type of Institution, and Major

A newly released federal report, “2008-09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study,” confirms the wisdom of going straight into a private four year bachelor’s program immediately after completing high school. The report observes that bachelor’s degree recipients in 2007-08 who began their post-secondary studies at a community college took almost 20 percent longer to complete their […]

no comments

How to Choose a College: Guidelines for students and parents

An article on how to select a college, and factors you should consider… You worked hard during the academic year and you just want to chill out this summer. You can make that trip to the beach, however, and still get the ball rolling on your college search. What criteria should you use for creating […]

no comments

The 20 Best Colleges in America

Here’s some information on Forbes Magazine’s Twenty Best Colleges in America: Comparative assessments of America’s institutions of higher learning have become a hot commodity as embodied by US News and World Report’s widely circulated rankings. Forbes magazine has thrown its hat into the evaluation arena with its own distinctive approach. Its evaluative criteria include listing […]

no comments

Best Values in Public and Private Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges

At a time of rising college costs and skepticism about the merits of a college education, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has tackled the topic of institutions which offer the best educational value to their students. Its rankings measure academic quality and affordability with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total. Kiplinger’s ranking criteria for four […]

no comments

Start your College Applications with these Admissions Tips…

The summer is a good time to acquire work experience, take a course or two, and chill out. You can do this, however, and still get a head start on your college applications. What steps can you take to be ready for fall and the college application season? (1) Narrow Your Colleges of Interest List […]

no comments

How Parents Can Help Their Kids with College Applications…

Here are some guidelines for parents who want to assist their kids in the college app process: The media have recently highlighted “helicopter parents” who seize control of the college application process from their kids. They fill out their college applications, sit in on college interviews, and attend college events designed only for prospective students. […]

no comments

How many APs should you take in High School, and how do AP courses help with admissions?

The question of how many APs (Advanced Placement courses) one should take in high school is one of the most commonly asked questions from students enrolled in Top Test Prep’s private admissions counseling program. I would say that the number of APs you take in high school should depend on where you’re applying and whether […]

no comments

The New Common App: 2011-2012

With the newest version of the Common Application or “Common App” for 2011-2012, comes several major changes. We’ll discuss these updates below… The biggest changes to the Common App include the following: Common App “Demographics Section” (1) A new section on “Language Proficiency”, p. 1 of Common App. (2) Household “marital status” of “Civil Union/Domestic” […]

no comments

How to Write the Best Personal Statement Admissions Essay

So, maybe you’re struggling to create a college admissions essay that will knock the socks off the admissions offices. Doubts grow as you ponder how you can come up with an original insight or an idea separating you from the pack. It’s now time to formulate a game plan for a college essay that will […]

no comments

Sunny College Options: A Look at High Quality Colleges with Great Weather

You’re a high school student or a parent thinking about college options. Naturally, institutions with strong students and professors, classes where students count, and a staff, which goes the extra mile to retain them are appealing. Lifestyle is also important, however, and battling snowdrifts and months of freezing weather isn’t where you want to put […]

no comments
1 9 10 11 12 13 18