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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...

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 17, 2021

Does your College Application Need a Resume?

Colleges fall into three categories with approximately 1/3 of the 900+ colleges on the Common App allowing for the u...

Apr 19, 2021

Is a College Essay Coach a Good Idea?

1. Can you find your voice, your story, on your own? 2.  Do you know how the personal statement differs from an essay you write for your English teacher? 3.  Are you horrible at meeting deadlines and working ahead?  

Mar 29, 2021

More Than Okay

Great perspective for any senior receiving a college rejection letter or juniors considering where to apply August 1....

Mar 5, 2021

What College Essays Teach About the College Search

For decades, the LEAP team has guided thousands through the college application process which includes writing essays...

Feb 17, 2021

Common App Essay Prompts, Class of 2022

Ask a senior or recent college graduate what the most challenging piece of the college application cycle is. Number one answer: the essay. The Common App prompts for the class of 2022 were announced in February. The Common App prompts for the 2021-22 have a slight change over the previous three years that had consistent topics. We have one retired prompt and a new one.

Sep 22, 2020

ALERT! FAFSA & CSS Profile Available 10/1

Some colleges require FAFSA and/or CSS Profile completion to get any aid including merit scholarships. Tips for getting the aid you deserve! 

Aug 10, 2020

Should You Apply Early to College?

I typically spend most early summer mornings quietly on my back patio as the sun creeps over the horizon, and I’m always amazed how the birds find the worms, which I would never see, in the dewy morning grass.  It’s made me wonder if the early birds always get the worm.

Aug 1, 2020

5 Tips to an Outstanding College Application Essay

Learn, Brainstorm, Write, Revise & Polish. These are the steps in LEAP’s 5-step process to an essay that will make you stand out from the crowd of applicants vying for a spot at your dream school. Creating an optimal essay takes focus and time.

May 29, 2020

Application Roadmap: How to Beat the Deadlines

Follow LEAP’s step-by-step plan for stress-free, no parent nagging, college application completion. -Get clarity on where to apply when you can’t visit colleges. -How to tackle the hardest part first…the essay. PLUS the *new* essay on COVID impact. -Learn which parts can (and should) be done prior to August 1st. -Determine which schools you can save money on application and ACT/SAT reporting fees.

May 1, 2020

Where LEAP Students are Admitted

A journey with over 4,000 possible destinations deserves a seasoned guide. That’s what we do at LEAP! Here is where our students are admitted. The list is evidence that we work with a wide variety of students. We’re beyond proud of them!
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