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 […]

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 […]

Top 7 Ways to Make You Stand Out on Your College Application

The real key is to differentiate your college applications in order to stand out amongst the crowd. Here are 7 things you can do to show colleges how special you are: Leadership experience: Don’t just join an organization. Lead one! Whether it’s a sports team, an after school club, or the arts, take the lead. […]

ACING the ACT or SAT, Here’s How!

Did you know that in 2019, only 45% of students who took the SAT met college readiness benchmarks in both math and evidence-based reading and writing? Similarly, only 37% of ACT test-takers met at least three of the four readiness benchmarks – English, math, reading, and science. Even though many colleges have become test-optional, the […]

Writing a Standout College Essay

Dartmouth, the University of Michigan, Bates, Harvard, Northwestern, and Wake Forest. These are just a few of the many prestigious schools where our students have been accepted. We teach our students how to differentiate themselves, craft their own stories, and showcase their unique talents. How do our students pitch themselves to each college and bring […]