Navigating the Financial Aid Appeals Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

Understanding how to navigate the financial aid appeals process is crucial for students and families facing financial hurdles. With rising education costs, securing additional financial aid can make a significant difference with your tuition amount. This guide outlines key steps and strategies to effectively appeal your financial aid package. Understand the Basis for Appeal Start […]

Preparing for the New Digital SAT with ConnectPrep

The SAT, a critical component of college admissions in the United States, is undergoing a significant transformation. Starting in March 2024, the traditional paper-and-pencil format will be replaced by a digital version, marking a pivotal shift in how students prepare for and take the exam. This change, as reported by USA Today, reflects the evolving […]

Navigating Yale’s Reinstated SAT/ACT Requirements

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Navigating Yale’s Reinstated SAT/ACT Requirements: How ConnectPrep Supports Students and Families Yale University’s recent decision to reinstate SAT and ACT admissions requirements marks a significant shift in the college admissions landscape, a trend reflective of broader discussions on the role of standardized testing in evaluating prospective students. As families and students navigate this changing terrain, […]

The Lifelong Benefits of a College Degree in the U.S.

Greetings, lifelong learners and future leaders! The journey through higher education in the U.S. is more than just academic growth and career prospects. It’s about shaping your entire life’s trajectory. A compelling New York Times article reveals a startling correlation: lacking a U.S. college degree might mean a shorter lifespan. They describe this trend as […]

College Applications: Ultimate Guide for Seniors

Mastering College Applications: A Comprehensive Guide for High School Seniors As high school seniors worldwide find themselves facing the daunting task of college applications. With the digital age in full swing, it’s more crucial than ever to stay organized and informed. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure your application not only stands out but also […]

The Future of Learning: Top Educational Trends of 2023

The Future of Learning: Top Educational Trends of 2023 In this rapidly evolving 21st century, the educational trends of 2023 are playing a crucial role in shaping the future of learning. Let’s explore the educational trends of 2023 that are shaping a new era of learning. Social-Emotional Learning: Fostering Emotional Health The recent pandemic has […]

Executive Functioning Coaching & Study Skills Programs

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 14% or 7.1 million students of all public school students in the United States received special education services during the 2018-2019 school year. There has been an 11% increase from 2000-01 to 2017-18 for special education services with the trend most likely to increase each year. Our […]

ConnectPrep’s Successful SAT Strategies

We have spent countless hours perfecting strategies and techniques that we can pass on to you. Our methodologies DECONSTRUCT the test, SIMPLIFIES the content, and point out the key information needed to correctly answer questions from the verbal, math, reading, and writing/language sections of the SAT exam. The most important aspect is we can TEACH […]

Tidbit Tuesday: Teachers on Teachers

According to the Department of Education, there are over 3 million public school teachers across the United States, serving nearly 50 million students. With about 16 students in each classroom, it’s logistically impossible for every student to get real personalized attention. That means your child might be bored in math class, as the teacher works […]

Tidbit Tuesday: The Cheating Crisis

This one might shock you. A survey by Rutgers University found a tremendous amount of academic dishonesty and outright cheating in our nation’s high schools. 24,000 students were surveyed from across the country, with over 70 schools participating. They found that 64% of students admitted to cheating on a test and 58% admitted to knowingly […]