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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!

Apr 8, 2020

What is Test Optional & Should You Submit Test Scores

Test optional has been around for a very long time, but is getting renewed attention in the wake of COVID-19 as some colleges have indicated a move to Test Optional for the class of 2021.  What is test optional? Test optional means allowing students to apply to a college with or without ACT/SAT scores; it’s left up to the student.

Dec 16, 2019

Application Advice from a West Point Cadet

Former LEAP test prep student and high school valedictorian, Taylor England, is our guest blogger on her journey to get an appointment to West Point. She is currently an Army Ranger stationed in Italy. 

Nov 11, 2019

Which activities are valued by college admissions?

When comparing applicants with equal academic profiles for a seat in the freshman class, it’s the extracurriculars on the resume that can give the admitted student the edge. LEAP advises all students, particularly those going for seats in selective colleges or programs, to carefully consider what they chose to pursue outside the classroom then be diligent in crafting their formal resume.  1/3 of colleges actually require or recommend students submit a resume at the time of application.

Nov 4, 2019

5 Reasons You NEED a Student Resume

The college admission process is very selective – a significant number of students apply each year to a limited number of open slots.  This means that you must find a way to stand apart from the other applicants. Having a résumé demonstrates your seriousness of purpose in the college application process and your good organizational skills.

Jul 13, 2019

3 Steps to Starting Your College Applications

There is no reason seniors can’t be a good 80% or so finished with college applications before the senior year even b...

Jul 10, 2019

Did You Write Your College App Essay In English?

“My English teacher at school helped me with my essay. I want a second set of eyes on it. What’s the difference in w...

Jun 26, 2019

How to Beat College Application Deadlines

Follow LEAP’s step-by-step plan for stress-free, no parent nagging, college application completion. -How to tackle...

May 16, 2018

Your Guide to College

A journey with 4,000 possible destinations deserves a seasoned guide! LEAP journeys with students through all pieces ...

Mar 28, 2018

Wait List Purgatory

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) cites an increase in college applications and of s...

Mar 20, 2018

PLAN B: Dealing with College Rejection

Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. ACCEPTANCE. The cycle of mourning may be new to teens who’ve likely not experi...

Jan 20, 2018

4 Reasons to Write a Student Resume

A student resume is essentially the brag sheet for colleges you court. Most students keep an ongoing list in their he...
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