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SUMMER 2017 TEST PREP OPTIONS THROUGH KAPLAN

Summer is an ideal time to prepare for standardized tests (both the ACT and SAT). If you are looking for prep options over the summer, Kent’s association with Kaplan Test Prep lets you prepare for the ACT or SAT at home in a local Kaplan center or online. Students who receive financial aid at Kent will… Continue reading SUMMER 2017 TEST PREP OPTIONS THROUGH KAPLAN

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POST-5TH FORM/SUMMER 2017 CHECKLIST

Now’s the time to sharpen your focus and make the college process a reality for you. Earlier this week, 5th formers met in groups with their college counselors to check in and plan ahead for the summer break. Use the checklist below (the same one we handed out in those meetings) to help you keep track of those things… Continue reading POST-5TH FORM/SUMMER 2017 CHECKLIST

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4TH FORM SPRING/SUMMER 2017 CHECKLIST

It’s never too early to start… Earlier this week, 4th formers met in groups with their college counselors to check in and go over the next steps in our college process. Although it may seem early to start this process, it isn’t too early to set yourself up for success by being thoughtful about what… Continue reading 4TH FORM SPRING/SUMMER 2017 CHECKLIST

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2017 COLLEGE FLY-IN PROGRAMS FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED AND DIVERSE STUDENTS

There are many colleges and universities that offer tailored day and overnight visit programs to their campuses. These programs target under-represented or diverse students and are great opportunities to experience schools that students want to attend before submitting college applications. Many of these programs are free or cover the cost of travel, but, to attend, you must… Continue reading 2017 COLLEGE FLY-IN PROGRAMS FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED AND DIVERSE STUDENTS

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YALE CONNECTICUT COUNSELOR PROGRAM

Recently, Kent’s college counselors were invited to attend Yale’s first ever Connecticut Counselor Program. Today Mr. Cross, along with dozens of college and guidance counselors from high schools all over the state, traveled to New Haven to meet with members of the undergraduate admissions office to learn more about Yale and its admissions process. Along with a discussion… Continue reading YALE CONNECTICUT COUNSELOR PROGRAM

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COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP & ESSAY PROMPTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S APPLICATIONS

COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP Last night, Deb Shaver, the Dean of Admissions at Smith College, presented an essay writing workshop to our juniors in order to help them gain insight into what admissions offices are looking for and what they like to see (and don’t like to see!) when reviewing college essays. (Thank you, Dean… Continue reading COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP & ESSAY PROMPTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S APPLICATIONS

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“TAKE 4 STEPS TO SET REALISTIC SAT, ACT TEST PREP GOALS”

For our juniors, standardized test prep is in full swing, and, with such a crowded school schedule over the next month, fitting in time to prep seems overwhelming. Nevertheless, juniors need to plan ahead because the June SAT and ACT are a month away and will be the last standardized test offerings until late in… Continue reading “TAKE 4 STEPS TO SET REALISTIC SAT, ACT TEST PREP GOALS”