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The Four Flavors of “Test-Optional” Admissions

• Test-Optional. Schools that fall into this category mean what they say: you can opt to exclude standardized test scores from consideration as part of your application, no strings attached. Of course, if you want your test scores considered they’ll

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Posted in Application, College Admissions, Common Application


Nowadays, when a student and parents visit a private US college campus, most admissions staff will proudly mention the amazing study abroad options available to students. And rightfully so, there are an abundance of options which students can participate in.

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Posted in College Admissions, Study Abroad

Tips for Paying Student Loans

The Wall Street Journal recently printed an article (May 7, 2018) that addressed some key issues most students and parents are not aware of. I’ve taken the liberty to feature some important tips.  Borrow only what you need –

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Posted in Financial Aid

University Acceptances

List of Colleges where Frosh College Consulting students have recently been accepted to: Arizona: Arizona State University University of Arizona Northern Arizona University California: Azusa Pacific University Biola University California Baptist University California Lutheran University California Maritime Academy California State

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Posted in Application, College Admissions

College-Aid Offers Aren’t Set in Stone

Sometimes the financial-aid package a college offers isn’t enough to make the school affordable. Your family’s financial situation also may have changed since your student filed for aid earlier in the school year. The process for filing an appeal varies

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Posted in College Admissions, Financial Aid

What To Expect on the ACT

The ACT has a reputation for being fast and user-friendly. Many students find the ACT language familiar and the problems similar to those they solve in school. This enables them to hit the ground running when they open the ACT,

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Posted in Advanced Placement Classes, Testing

What to Expect on the SAT

The SAT prizes depth over breadth. Rather than know a little bit about a lot of math topics, you’ll need to fully comprehend the inner-workings of algebra. Instead of quick, efficient reading, you’ll be rewarded for thoroughly understanding rhetorical devices

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Posted in Testing


Take Self-Paced Classes Anywhere, Anytime Having difficulties with your physics or anatomy class? Is your teacher not really qualified to teach the subject, or are you having a difficult time understanding some of the concepts? Do you want to take

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Posted in Advanced Placement Classes, College Admissions, Open Courseware Classes

Common Application Essay Prompts for 2017-2018

The Common Application Announced The Essay Prompts for 2017-2018 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share

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Posted in Application, Common Application, Essay Prompts

How I Evaluate Colleges

Parents and students sometimes ask me why I visit so many colleges each year? The answer is easy. Except for extremely well-known competitive schools, it is tough to recommend a university by just researching the key data points, the website

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Posted in Campus safety, Campus visits, College Admissions

"Kirsten was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful - for both myself and my daughter Shania. The entire college application process can seem very daunting - especially when you first get started. Kirsten took Shania (and me) through each stage, from beginning to end. She also offered her perspective and advice on which colleges might be the best fit for Shania, based on her personality, talents and strengths, as well as our financial resources. Having access to her website was also extremely helpful when Shania was considering different colleges. I would recommend Kirsten to any parent and high school student as they begin the college research and application journey."

- Deb Zingales
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