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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...

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 19, 2021

Will your AP Score Earn College Credit?

Individual colleges, not the College Board, set the policies on awarding credit for AP exams. Advanced Placement (AP...

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.

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...

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.

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!

Apr 17, 2020

Demonstrated Interest: Getting on the College’s Radar

It’s simple. Students who DEMONSTRATE INTEREST at colleges who track interest get admitted at higher rates. Colleges want to increase their “yield”. Yield is the number of applicants who actually choose to attend a school where they are accepted. In recent years, while the number of applicants to colleges are up, yield is down.

Mar 11, 2020

What to do when colleges cancel your visit due to Coronavirus

Is Coronavirus sabotaging your plans for spring break college visits? Don’t despair! Here are action tips on how to navigate the college selection and be application ready with this extra free time you’ve suddenly found.

Jan 21, 2020

5 Tips for High School Course Selection

With grades and course rigor being the #1 factor in getting into college, high school course selection requires careful consideration and planning. While students are only registering for the courses for next year, our advice is to sketch out a plan for all remaining years of high school based on current offerings at the school (which are subject to change).  This will ensure if students have an eye on a future course that prerequisites are met.

Jan 14, 2020

5 Tips for Successful College Visits

College visits cost time and money, so investing time into planning your visit is key to making the most of your time on the road. 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 online before you go. Sites like College Navigator and CollegeBoard will give you important information such as retention and graduation rates along with average net price paid to attend and degrees offered. You also don’t want to ask a question on your visit that could have been easily answered on the school site.
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