Beyond The February ACT: What Now?

 Beyond the February ACT: What Now?

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The February 7th ACT is officially behind us, and hundreds of thousands of students across the world are now waiting anxiously for their score report. To those students who have not yet received their results, don’t worry! The ACT began posting scores on February 17th and will continue to do so – typically on Wednesdays and Fridays – until April 3rd. Students, we encourage you not to place value on how quickly your score is posted, as the order in which you receive it is not a reflection of how high or low it will be. Many factors can influence the timeliness of a score report posting, including delays in document delivery from testing center to ACT headquarters and inaccuracies in self-reported student information. Continue reading

AP vs. IB: Are They Evaluated Equally in College Admissions?

AP vs. IB: Are They Evaluated Equally in College Admissions?


In 2014, 73,000 International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidates were examined in the United States. Since its inception in 1968, the IB programme has focused on developing “the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills” that students need to “live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world”. Continue reading

Expert’s Corner: Filling out the FAFSA

Expert’s Corner: Filling out the FAFSA

December is officially here, and it will soon be time for parents of college-bound seniors to complete and submit the FAFSA, The Office of Federal Student Aid’s application for federally administered grants, loans, and work-study funds – all of which make receiving a college education possible for more than 13 million students each year. Continue reading

Crimson vs. Cardinal: A Cross-Country Battle

Crimson vs. Cardinal: A Cross-Country Battle

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3,129 miles, three time zones, and countless cultural differences separate the cities of Palo Alto, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, but the two are virtual neighbors in the minds of many students and parents around the world. Why? Because the respective 94305 and 02138 zip codes are home to two of the world’s most influential educational powerhouses: Stanford University and Harvard University. Continue reading