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Top 10 Things to Consider when Selecting a College

Some things to consider when selecting a college… Choosing a college can truly be a daunting task. With close to 5,000 traditional colleges and universities across the country, there are a lot of choices. When choosing a college there are a few things that you can consider to make the process go smoothly and reduce […]

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“Safety Schools”

We get this question all the time: “How many safety schools should I apply to?” Our definition of safety schools: schools where you have a greater than 75 percent chance of admission. The number of schools you should apply to which are traditionally safety schools should be a 3-2-1 ratio. Meaning, you should apply to […]

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5 Reasons to Get Help With Your Admissions Applications

I’ve decided to help parents see why hiring an independent college counselor – one not affiliated with a specific school- can and will help you: (1) 98% of American high schools lack the resources necessary to dedicate to individual students who are applying to schools. (2) Your acceptance rate WILL go up when you do; […]

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College Planning Help

Recommended College Planning Resources Career Search The following site will help you in your college search. www.careerkey.org Test Registration As the time for testing looms on the horizon, you should be mindful of deadlines and registration requirements. Almost equal numbers of students took the ACT and the SAT during the most recent admission cycle. Check […]

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Responding to reader emails…

Dear Top Test Prep, “I need some help with college counseling; what all can you do? P.S. I live in New York City.” -Susie B., NYC Hi Susie, We offer Ivy League college counseling over the phone (and Skype for international students), via email, and using web meetings. Our college counseling is not limited to […]

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Approaching our 10,000th Reader!

Well, I just checked our IT programmers and they told me that we’re almost at 10,000 readers, after having launched our blog only a couple months ago. Thank you to all of our readers. Make sure to forward the blog address to your friends and spread the word about the Admissions Blog and our admissions […]

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College Counseling Issues?

If your college counselor isn’t spending enough time on your applications, it’s time to get some serious help with your college applications. We’re here to help you. If there’s anything we can help you with, don’t hesitate to call or email us. There’s only one time to go to college, so make the right choices […]

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College Applications Simplified!

So, you want an Ivy League education? Well, this could be a difficult undertaking. In general, less than 1 out of 10 Ivy League applicants are accepted. To give you an idea of how tough it really is, for the 2007 school year, Harvard received 22,955 applications. They accepted only 2,058. Not very good odds […]

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The Common Application

Next Step Magazine just released one of my articles which I’d like to share with my readers: The Common App Hope you enjoy. Remember, applying to college is a process. We’re here to help, contact us today. Call (800) 501-7737 for more information.

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Our New Google Video – Top Test Prep

As sample of a new test prep and admissions consulting commercial is ready. Top Test Prep provides SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT and other test preparation services. Here’s a commercial made by Google’s great short story creator. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LlKPg276Pg Contact Top Test Prep today for private tutoring and SAT, LSAT, ACT, and GMAT Prep – (800) 501-7737.

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