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How to Write a Compelling College Essay

May 29th, 2020

In this 30 minute presentation, A-List Education admissions advisor Natasha de Sherbinin provides high school students and their families with an introduction to the college admissions essay. Natasha discusses the importance of the personal statement in the admissions process, the factors students should consider when selecting an essay topic, and her insights on how to … Continue reading “How to Write a Compelling College Essay”

Supporting Students with ADHD During Remote Learning

May 28th, 2020

Many students with ADHD or other learning challenges struggle in the classroom. With the sudden shift to distance learning, those children face the additional challenge of classroom instruction in the home environment. Distractions at home and the presence of parents, siblings, or guardians pose increased difficulties, but by tapping into the strengths of children with … Continue reading “Supporting Students with ADHD During Remote Learning”

Make Summer Plans Count for College and Career

May 16th, 2020

Is your summer program cancelled? Do you need a back-up plan? Not sure about what to do this summer during a time of global uncertainty? In this webinar with The Spike Lab, an entrepreneur incubator for high school students, we demonstrate ways that students can use the summer of 2020 as an opportunity to stand … Continue reading “Make Summer Plans Count for College and Career”

Putting It in Perspective: Test Optional Colleges

May 15th, 2020

In this webinar, A-List admissions advisor Natasha de Sherbinin and tutor advisor Dory Schultz explain benefits and drawbacks when considering the test optional choice.

How to Keep Grades Up and College Plans on Track

May 15th, 2020

Whether you’re struggling with distance learning or simply want to give yourself a little extra challenge, there are numerous online resources that can help you keep your grades up and keep your college plans on track. 1. Challenge Yourself with Online Practice Tests Testing schedules may have been disrupted this year, but tests are not … Continue reading “How to Keep Grades Up and College Plans on Track”

A Parent’s College Checklist for COVID-19

May 13th, 2020

The role of parents in the college application process is difficult to understate. That’s especially true in the age of COVID-19, which has created a significant amount of uncertainty around post-secondary admissions. As families adjust to the new normal of living with COVID-19, parental support is more indispensable than ever.  Some of the tasks that … Continue reading “A Parent’s College Checklist for COVID-19”

Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know

May 1st, 2020

From the APs and Subject Exams to the SAT and ACT: Which Tests To Take, and Why In response to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges are increasingly announcing plans to adopt test-optional policies in 2020. Applicants will no longer be required to submit standardized test scores. While there are clear benefits to … Continue reading “Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know”

4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions

April 18th, 2020

By Natasha de Sherbinin, Director of College Advising A-List Education, New York Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown nearly every aspect of college admissions into uncertainty. Institutions are racing to adapt their policies and processes to emphasize social distancing and student safety. As a result, college admissions has changed radically, meaning that families and … Continue reading “4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions”

Stay Current with SAT/ACT Exam Schedules

April 18th, 2020

Get the Latest Updates on Cancelled, Rescheduled, and Added Test Dates The College Board, the ACT, and colleges and universities across the US announced a number of changes in mid April that will impact the 2020 college admissions process and beyond. 1. The June SAT and SAT Subject Tests are officially cancelled. The SAT will resume … Continue reading “Stay Current with SAT/ACT Exam Schedules”

College Admissions 2020: 5 Ways to Prep

April 18th, 2020

  By Natasha de Sherbinin, Director of College Advising A-List Education, New York The COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we know it and created a significant amount of uncertainty around fall college admissions. High school juniors, however, can still focus on things within their control to ensure their preparation for applications come September.  1. Continue … Continue reading “College Admissions 2020: 5 Ways to Prep”