Make Your College Search Productive!

The college application process is just around the corner. Summer is the time to prep for the SAT and ACT exams in the fall. Consistent timed practice sessions and identifying incorrect responses with an understanding of why your answers were incorrect are the key to improving your score. Check out our website for a list of recommended preparation resources found on our book list page: 
Don't forget to check colleges at for a list of schools that place less emphasis on testing scores for admission. 

Summer is also a time to apply for scholarships and there are many available! On our Products page, you will find a comprehensive scholarship article outlining internet resources as well as relevant books. We highly recommend The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2016:  ( which contains thousands of up to date scholarship resources with application links. While applying does take time and dedication, it can pay off! You can also check out for specific scholarships available at colleges you are applying to. 

We also recommend using this summer to outline an essay or two and create some drafts. The essay is an important part of the application and can either make or break a candidate. Read through our essay advice at:

Don't forget to create a comprehensive activity resume that will outline your strengths, interests and talents! Participation in community service activities is highly recommended. Check out: for organizations that are looking for volunteers on Long Island.

Contact us if we can be of assistance with the upcoming process! We offer           comprehensive packages which are outlined on our website as well as hourly services.


Websites for Parents

There is a lot of information available about college planning however it can be overwhelming. Below are some helpful college planning websites for parents:

Campus Security Statistics, US Department of Education A direct link to reported crimes at over 6000 colleges and universities.

Saving for College - offers a comprehensive list of state-sponsored college savings plans, also known as 529 plans, for families of all income levels.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities - provides free information and services for HBCU students, parents and faculty and serves as a cohesive link for colleges.

Education Resources from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute provides a directory of internships, fellowships, and scholarships for Latino youth.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams - The Federal Trade Commission shows students how to identify fraudulent programs.

Information for students with learning disabilities - www.ldonline.comprovides an overview of what to look for in a college, how to prepare your child and identifies colleges with good programs.

Career development sites: Here are two useful resources: has a free career assessment and links to research on specific careers A US Department of Labor job search site.