Summer is the time to start your college application process

Posted by Becca on 7/10/19 3:00 PM

In between junior and senior year? Here’s what you need to focus on.

Junior year of high school can be very demanding. Not only are your grades and GPA incredibly important to the college admissions process, but you’re also balancing AP classes, SAT and ACT tests, extracurriculars, a social life, and (for many) part-time jobs. It’s a lot. So naturally, as school is winding down and summer is starting, most rising seniors like to take a bit of a break to catch their breath. That’s totally normal, and we encourage a little bit of downtime at the start of the summer.

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How to spend the summer before your high school senior year

Posted by Mallory on 5/15/19 8:36 PM

If you’re a high-school student right now, you’ve likely got two things on the brain: passing your finals and summer vacation. Hopefully, in that order. But summer vacation is no longer all fun and games. These days, there’s the expectation to fill June, July, and August with resume-building activities. Family vacations get replaced with company outings; chasing the ice-cream truck gets replaced with pursuing the Ivy League. And, if you’re lucky, your summer plans provide an experience worthy of (cue dramatic music) … the college essay. But a summer spent solely focused on college admissions? Lana Del Rey and I would consider that some serious “Summertime Sadness”.   

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Tips on How to Spend the Summer Before College to have a Successful First Year

Posted by Sandra on 5/4/16 9:30 AM

The transition from high school to college can bring about a complexity of emotions, from excitement to uncertainty. There will be students from a variety of different backgrounds who are all taking a big step toward independence, growth, and exploration with you. Colleges will help you with this transition by giving you information during freshman orientation, but there are steps you can take during the summer to help you make the most out of your first year. Here are some tips I wish I would have known the summer before going off to college.

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Biology Tutor: Should You Take Summer Science Courses?

Posted by Entela Nako on 8/1/14 9:58 AM

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The Language Tutor: Simple Tricks for Summer Language Practice

Posted by Andrew Jungclaus on 7/30/14 10:42 AM

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Study Skills: Summer standardized test preparation

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 7/9/14 8:34 AM

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Unless, of course, you're applying to graduate school, in which case, read on.

The summer is a busy time for aspiring graduate students: lots of graduate school admissions cycles open up in the fall, meaning that MCAT tutors, GRE tutors and GMAT tutors are often the busiest this time of year! That means hoards of students are also working hard to ensure a strong performance on test day.

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Summer Academics: Make the Most of the “Lazy” Months

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 6/13/14 9:38 AM

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Summer Academics: Should You Study Abroad? Heck Yes!

Posted by Manoah Finston on 4/14/14 9:16 AM

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Career Advice: Summer Internships!

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 10/25/13 8:47 AM

Just because there's money in it doesn't mean it's a good job.

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Academic Tutor: Back to School

Posted by Andrew Jungclaus on 8/20/13 8:33 AM

There’s no more denying it – summer is just about up.  And within the next few weeks, everyone will be headed back to school, from middle school students to all of us doctoral candidates.  But no matter what grade or class you’re prepping for, whether it’s AP US History or Algebra II, this is the time to get a jump on the year ahead and make sure that you’re as ready as can be. 

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Tags: study skills, summer activities, middle school, high school, parents