Category Archives: High School Grades

Short Term Goals; Long Term Gain

In the teenage years, it is very difficult to envision that far-distant adult world of professional employment, building a family, or having a boss. Even more difficult is having the discipline to prepare for that eventuality. Nonetheless, it is tremendously … Continue reading

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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Pre-College Plan for Junior High Families In simplest terms, the value of education is at least threefold: the acquisition of knowledge; the access it provides to higher levels of the socio-economic spectrum; and the cash value of … Continue reading

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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Primer for Anxious Parents and the College Bound STARTING EARLY Every year, throughout America, a new crop of college-bound high school seniors begins the final and sometimes traumatic lap that will, for most, end with graduation and … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For AP Tests and Exams

Having a study strategy can yield better test results! Continue reading

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Creating College Lists and Navigating Admission Decisions

IESolutions counsels all of our clients to take a thoughtful, data based, yet creative approach to identifying their college prospects.  We start with a thorough self-assessment so that students understand that the goal is to fit college choices to their … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Eleventh Grade Applicant

We have suggested in an earlier blog that getting an early start on the college process is essential for good results to be reasonably assured. A ninth grade start is even better than a tenth grade start; a tenth better … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Tenth Grade Client

Throughout our years of college counseling and the many changes we have witnessed in the industry, some things have remained the same. For example, no amount of wishfulness on the part of parents will bring much success without the full … Continue reading

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Finding the Best Fit College/University is both Intellectual and Emotional

Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, offers great advice on finding the Best Fit College.  To watch the video, click here.

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AP Program Healthier Than Ever, But Diminished in Prestige

In numbers, the AP program has never been healthier: In the spring of 2012, two million students took 3.7 million AP exams, double the volume of a decade before. However, increasing numbers of colleges are questioning the basic premise of … Continue reading

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More On NACAC Study on Factors in College Admission

After the top three factors in college admission (#1 Grades in college prep course, #2 Strength of curriculum, and #3 SAT/ACT scores) what are the next most important factors? According to the recent NACAC study, the next most significant factors, … Continue reading

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