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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 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.  

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.

Dec 7, 2020

Where Are My PSAT Scores & What Do They Mean?!

Students tested in October and their scores become available either December 7th or 8th, 2020; release dates vary by state (see map below). You will receive an email from CollegeBoard when your scores are released. School counselors had access to scores the week before.

Dec 1, 2020

How to Save Money on Taking the ACT & SAT

One survey by Finder calculated the average college bound journey to cost $4,688. Taking an official ACT or SAT for a “trial run” to "see how you test" before embarking on test prep and serious testing is a costly mistake.

Nov 12, 2020

Dates for Ohio ACT/SAT Free Test

Ohio students are given the ACT or the SAT in the winter or spring of their junior year.  Here are the Greater Cincinnati Test Dates for 2021 (Class of 2022)It is taken during the school day, during the week – not on a Saturday.  This test counts as a REAL ACT or SAT to send to colleges too!
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