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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.

Aug 8, 2018

The LEAP Scholarship Program

LEAP believes ALL students can benefit from test prep giving them more college options and ultimately paying less for...

Jul 11, 2018

ACT or SAT? Determine YOUR Best Fit!

All colleges accept either the ACT or SAT with no preference to either test. On which test should a student focus? ...

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...

Dec 20, 2017

Why College Visits Should be Complete by May 1st

Think of the last place you were that felt deserted. Nearly empty stadium? An island accessible by boat? A college ca...

Dec 11, 2017

This Coach Pushed Early Decision – I said NO!

I’ve never been a fan of Early Decision (ED) even though in most, not all, cases it does yield higher admission resu...

Mar 8, 2017

The Importance of a Solid High School Resume

Resume. That one word likely conjures up thoughts of job hunts after college. Back way up and think college hunt. ...

May 22, 2014

Rising Senior Summer – Be Prepared for Fall Apps

For many of you, it’s hard to believe just months from now as senior year is starting you’ll need to be ready to appl...
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