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Resume and Application Booster: Spring Break Ideas

Whatever your stage of school, spring break is usually a greatly anticipated hiatus. Using spring break as a time to complete a project or readjust and prepare for the next season can both reenergize you and add distinction to your resume and future applications. Alternative spring break ideas have been gaining more and more value […]

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Coach, Counselor, and CEO: Parental Roles during the Admissions Process

If anything is more stressful and exciting than embarking on a new adventure and challenge, it is to be the person left behind and hoping for the best. In the admissions process at any level – prep school, college, graduate school – the student is in a world of studying, essay writing, and interviewing and […]

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New Writer At Top Test Prep!

Top Test Prep is excited to welcome a new writer on board for our Test Prep and Admissions, “The Insider’s Guide to Admissions”… __________ Jon B. attended the Derryfield School. Among his activities, he taught at an after-school program, Summerbridge, and playing on the Varsity Lacrosse term. In college he went on to pursue history, […]

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How to Choose the Best Extracurricular Activities During High School

In the college admissions process, test scores, grades, and academic records are steadfast pillars of measure. But students also have a few opportunities to come off of the paper and out of the numbers. Adding dimension to applications will create a more memorable applicant. While essays and interviews demonstrate writing talent and personality, extracurriculars (ECs) […]

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Studere, Contendere, Vincere: Top 5 Reasons To Learn A Little Greek And Latin

  “Studere, contendere, vincere – studying, striving, conquering.” Learning a little Latin and Greek might seem like embarking on an extraneous endeavor when preparing for a test, but the benefits abound. Deciding to research etymology does not mean signing up for a new course or major, either. Here are the top five reasons to spend […]

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4 Ways To Cope While Waiting For A Decision

Waiting for college admission decisions can be stressful. Deadlines for regular admission to most schools – graduate and undergraduate – have closed. The culmination of months of writing essays, taking tests, filling forms and asking for recommendations has passed. After focused effort and studying for tests, sending in applications can feel like an anticlimactic false […]

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How to Get into the Best Schools

Here’s our latest video on “How to Get into the Best Schools” with Top Test Prep’s private tutoring and admissions counseling programs. Top Test Prep helps hundreds of families each year get into top private schools, colleges and grad schools, with admissions and test preparation. For more information, call (800) 501-Prep or visit Top Test […]

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Ivy League Early Decision/Early Action

Early Decision and Early Action | College Admissions Information on Ivy League Schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Penn and Yale Brown University Regular Application Deadline, January 1 Regular Admission Decisions sent in April Yes, Early Decision Accepted (send application by November 1) Average Acceptance Rate, 15% Early Decision Acceptance Rate, 22% Columbia University […]

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Do colleges look at Facebook?

How college admission offices use social networking sites‚ and why that matters for your MySpace, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. Imagine taking the time to fill out your college app, write a stellar essay, then ending up being rejected from your top college choice or a scholarship opportunity because an admissions rep checked […]

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How to Get Into Top Colleges

Here’s some information on how to get into top colleges. This video explains how one student got into his top college after applying with Top Test Prep’s help. Top Test Prep’s team helps students with their SAT prep, ACT prep and admissions counseling programs. Call (800) 501-Prep for more information on our college admissions programs […]

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