Monthly Archives: February 2012

Knowing This, I Would Have Enjoyed the Ride

Our guest blogger this month is Maria Marballi, Ohio State freshman and former LEAP student. One year ago, I was asking myself what I was going to do with the rest of my life. I had to pick a college, and in order to pick a college; I had to select an area of study of which to narrow down the selection of vastly distinctive universities that lay in front of me: all with different positives and negatives, strengths and weaknesses. This meant a few things: anxiety, peer pressure and angst. Senior year was a collaboration of learning how to … Continue reading

AP Credit without the Class?

With sights set on college admission, adding AP classes and tests to your resume might just give the needed edge for admission.  AP classes are viewed favorably for college admission by 85% of selective colleges.  Being part of the 30% of high school students who take one or more AP exams, or better yet the 60% of those students who scored a 3, 4 or 5 on the exam, can make you a standout. Do You Have Time? Available time can be a factor in choosing to pursue AP classes.  Not only are you dedicating a period each day to the class, … Continue reading

The College Visit Done Right

Juniors on the initial college search and seniors making final decisions are hitting the road for college visits.  College visits cost time and money, so putting some time into planning your visit is key to making the most of a 3-day weekend like Presidents’ Day or spring break for college visits. Do Your Homework Likely, you are limited on the number of schools you can visit, so take the time to make wise choices of where you’ll go. Next, thoroughly research the school before you go.  Using data on College Navigator will give you important information such as retention and graduation … Continue reading

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