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NEWSLETTER – Edition 55

BECAUSE COLLEGE IS A SIGNIFICANT EXPENSE. Maybe you’ve been saving for college since before your kids could walk. Are you ready for a reality check? Consider these ‘Tuition & Fees’ for the 2021-2022 academic year: In-State Public Universities:The University of Oklahoma - $13,065 Oklahoma State University - $13,920 Out-of-State Public Universities:University of Arkansas - $26,390University of… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 55

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 54

11 MINUTES Last week I reported that according to a 2020 study by Adobe, 29 hours is the average time a student spends preparing his/her college application and essays. The same study reports that a college admissions officer spends an average of 11 minutes looking at each student's application. 11 minutes. After hours and hours of prep… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 54

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 53

29 HOURS According to a 2020 study by Adobe, 29 hours is the average time a student spends preparing his/her college application and essays. 29 hours.  Don't worry! I am here to help! The reality of 29 hours is why I like to start early. Senior year is busy. By meeting with Juniors now, we… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 53

Scout-ing Report

Scout-ing Report: Early Admissions Didn’t Work Out? What’s Next?

EARLY ADMISSIONS DIDN'T WORK OUT? WHAT'S NEXT? Most universities have recently released their decisions for students applying early decision or early action. A few students were happy, but many were probably disappointed. Early admissions rates skyrocketed this year as many students took advantage of the test-optional policy. This means that the pool was bigger and… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: Early Admissions Didn’t Work Out? What’s Next?

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 52

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS Have you already made your list of resolutions for 2022? Got room for a few suggestions? How about these: High School Students:  Participate in interesting activities.Secure a leadership role - inside or outside of school.Be passionately involved in an activity that is meaningful to you. Meet people. Adults and people your age. Read. Fiction.… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 52

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 51

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS It seems that a college admissions version of the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas poem would be appropriate right about now. But alas, there are still more than a few creatures stirring with last minute essays and college applications. It is definitely crunch time as the Scout elves are busy helping high… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 51

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 50

JUNIORS: PSAT SCORES ARE BACK In October, pretty much every high school junior in the nation took the PSAT. Scores were released last week, and now many are wondering what’s next.  First, take a few moments to understand how the PSAT is scored. 760 is the maximum score for the Reading/Writing section as well as… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 50

Scout-ing Report

Scout-ing Report: PSAT Scores

YOU RECEIVED YOUR PSAT SCORES. WHAT'S NEXT? PSAT scores have finally come out, which means it’s time for high school juniors to start thinking more seriously about their futures. The most important step is to start preparing for the SAT and ACT if you haven’t already.  So what do these scores mean? Your PSAT score… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: PSAT Scores

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 49

HOLIDAY CONVERSATIONS WITH SENIORS Inevitably, it’s going to happen. Someone at a holiday gathering is going to ask a high school senior, “Where are you going to college?” Or “Where have you applied?,” “What’s your ACT score?,” or, maybe even, “Did you hear that Susie got into Harvard?” Most seniors are dreading any question along… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 49

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 48

THE FINAL PUSH ... getting those college applications done!  Technically, we're there. We are at the point of finishing touches. We are moments away from submitting the final college applications.  Or at least, we should be. Most college applications are due within the first couple of days in January. This week, high school guidance counselors… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 48