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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”

What to do When Placed on the “Waitlist”

April 28th, 2020

  As you review your US university offers, you may have been surprised to be placed on a “waitlist.” UK universities do not use this enrolment management tool so it can be somewhat confusing. Though being placed on the waitlist is not the offer of admission you had hoped for, it is good news and … Continue reading “What to do When Placed on the “Waitlist””

How to choose the right SAT tutoring service

April 30th, 2020

Having been established as a top service provider of SAT tutoring in London, we know well the importance of finding a reputable company that offers a professional, quality level of academic support service. A tutoring service provider’s reputation in the industry is a strong indicator of the customer experience a prospective student can expect. Yes, … Continue reading “How to choose the right SAT tutoring service”

More Reading in SAT Math

March 5th, 2019

Recently, while working with some math teachers, I recommended that they include word problems–lengthy word problems–like those found on the SAT on their quizzes and tests. To which, they replied, “Why? We don’t teach just SAT-Math.” Of course, SAT-Math isn’t some esoteric branch of mathematics. It’s algebra – a lot of algebra. But, a plethora … Continue reading “More Reading in SAT Math”