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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 6, 2019

What you can expect with online ACT testing

The process of testing and applying to college is expensive, so I was excited when Ohio started offering a free ACT (or SAT) to all juniors.  With my oldest graduating before this program was instituted in spring 2017, 2 of my 3 boys will have the opportunity to take advantage of it. During my second son’s junior year, his prep plan included LEAP’s strategies class before fall testing then tutoring 2 months before the winter free state ACT offered at his high school.

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.

Oct 22, 2019

State ACT Testing FAQ

State ACT testing works a bit different than national Saturday testing, so it’s no wonder families are confused! All ...

Sep 25, 2019

Math on the ACT & SAT

Love it or hate it, math makes up ¼ of the ACT test and ½ of the SAT.   Students often attribute a less-than-stellar ...

Aug 20, 2019

No Second Chances on the GPA

When I reflect back to having freshmen children myself I remember focusing on how important it is to set the tone at...

Aug 14, 2019

College’s Supplemental Essay

At many universities that are highly selective, the GPA and test scores of the vast majority of the applicants are so...

Jul 17, 2019

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...

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 27, 2019

Will ACT/SAT Super Scoring Help with College Admission?

As scores roll in, students ask IF they should retest.  I wrote about this previously in our post Who Should take th...
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