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: http://www.yourjourneytocollege.com/Books.html
Don't forget to check colleges at www.fairtest.org 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: (http://www.ultimatescholarshipbook.com) 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 www.meritaid.com 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: http://www.yourjourneytocollege.com/uploads/YJTC_The_College_Essay.pdf
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: www.longislandvolunteercenter.org 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.