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Jun 15, 2021

How Colleges View GPA

When Ohio’s largest high school, William Mason High School (Mason), dropped the honors of Valedictorian and Salutato...

Jun 7, 2021

Who Should Take the July ACT

While July isn't ideal for every student, many rising juniors and seniors may benefit.     The slower days of summer ...

May 25, 2021

High School Student Privacy with ACT, SAT, and Applications

As students complete registration questions for testing and their college applications, they turn to parents with a flurry of questions such as those below. LEAP client, Lysa, reached out to me via a direct message on Facebook saying she was "alarmed by the amount of personal info" the Common App asks.

May 11, 2021

Can Online Tutoring Be As Effective As In-Person?

Of our 59 Google reviews, 22% have been submitted since Covid. All are 5-stars and demonstrate that online works. When a parent has concerns about online tutoring not being effective, Sheri, our Relationship Manager, encourages families to at least try it. LEAP doesn't require contracts of our clients, so they can always quit. Over the last year, only one client who tried online tutoring found that it didn't work well for their child. They cited too much screen time. I get it. Our hope as schools move back to in-person and we have all learned how to Zoom better is too much screen time will no longer be an issue. Why is this our hope? In addition to our data of improvements, our tutors actually prefer Zoom tutoring for 1:1.

Apr 5, 2021

ACT Testing: Too Early for 10th Graders?

In short, it just depends! There are many students who would benefit from early testing which will help keep the str...

Mar 15, 2021

5 Steps for 10th Graders to Launch the College Search

While the junior year is known as the most challenging academically and the crucial year for the college-bound journey, it is wise to jump-start the process in the spring of 10th grade. Families are often surprised to learn or be reminded, that by the completion of the first semester sophomore year the GPA for college application has reached the halfway point.

Feb 22, 2021

Where are My State ACT Scores?

All Ohio juniors take either the ACT or SAT at their high school in late winter just as many in other states also do. The majority of Ohio schools opted for the ACT in a pencil to paper format given on February 25th or March 10th in 2020; those taking the SAT or testing online have different dates. Students who’ve taken the ACT before on their own have noticed these states’ results are slower than national test date results to arrive.

Feb 16, 2021

Colleges Where You Send ALL Test Scores

ACT & SAT scores are private information not released to colleges without student consent much like your doctor o...

Jan 19, 2021

Breaking SAT News

Let's keep it simple to quickly release the big news! We aren't at all surprised by any of these announcements of changes to the SAT.  

Jan 12, 2021

How a State ACT Differs from National Dates

State ACT testing works a bit different than national Saturday testing, so it’s no wonder families are confused! All ...

Jan 4, 2021

Who should take the February 6 National ACT?

The first ACT of the calendar year is always in February. In 2021, the test date is February 6 with a registration de...

Dec 22, 2020

Making the Most of Winter Break

While sleeping in, video games and Netflix may be calling over the Winter Break, there is still plenty of time for college-bound students to do something productive toward their college goals.
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