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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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Admissions Essays about a Presidential Election

I’ve had a few people ask me whether they should write about the Presidential election and how it is has shaped their lives. The answer is: if you can do it effectively without it being too cliche’, then yes – it can be an acceptable topic. All too often, however, students let the election season […]

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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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The ACT: June 14, 2008

Today many of our students took the ACT Exam, June 2008. Here is some feedback we received: Most difficult section: Math Increased emphasis appeared to be on Trigonometry and Intermediate Algebra. Not as many coordinate geometry questions. Although on average there are typically less than 5 questions involving trigonometry there were more according to some […]

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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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