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Jun 21, 2021

Who Should Take the August SAT or September ACT

Believe it or not, it's already time to start thinking ahead to late summer and fall testing even though summer just ...

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...

Jun 7, 2021

Who Should Take the July ACT

While July isn't ideal for every student, many rising juniors and seniors may benefit.     The slower days of summer ...

May 29, 2021

Do students need to know the college major before applying?

As students work on college applications eventually they land on each college's question:  To What Major are You App...

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...

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 27, 2021

The New ACT Superscoring Report

"ACT will now provide an automatically calculated ACT Superscore to all students who have taken the ACT more than onc...

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?  

Apr 12, 2021

Will Test Optional Increase Your Admission Chances?

What is Test Optional Test Optional in college admissions is not a new movement, but it has certainly increased in in...

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 29, 2021

More Than Okay

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