February 2018

Monthly Archives

  • Road Map for February: Seniors

    If you’re a Washington, DC senior and have applied to public colleges or universities, DC-area schools or HBCUs, the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) application is now available.  Be sure to complete and submit this, as well as the FAFSA, as soon as possible to ensure your eligibility for the grant (up to $10,000 […]

  • Road Map for February: Juniors

    Many students who are taking the March SAT and April ACT are working hard on test prep.  There are so many options available now, including online videos and practice questions, interactive online courses and tutoring, in-person courses and tutoring, and of course old-school study guides.  The new SAT, which debuted in March of 2016, has […]

  • Road Map for February: Sophomores

    A 10th grader recently asked me about the importance of standardized tests vs. grades.  The emphasis on testing varies among colleges, but generally grades matter most.  Your grades in core academic subjects (English, math, social studies, science and foreign language) will have the most impact on whether you are a strong candidate for a particular […]

  • Road Map for February: Freshmen

    As first semester grades come in, take stock. Are you pleased with your academic performance so far? If there’s room for improvement, create a strategy for yourself.  Start by figuring out where your strengths and weaknesses are.  For example, are you good at planning for long-term projects, but need to work on following through? Or […]