We invite you to save the date for our annual Parents’ College Workshop, which will take place on the evening of Friday, Feb. 8 and the morning of Saturday, Feb. 9. While this event is designed primarily for our 5th form parents, all parents are invited. This year, we are again welcoming four highly accomplished… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE–PARENTS’ COLLEGE WORKSHOP, FEB. 8-9, 2019
This Saturday (December 8th) is the mandatory diagnostic practice test designed to help our 5th form students identify if the ACT or SAT is a better fit for them. It is a free testing experience for all Kent 5th form students, and it will be invaluable for starting individualized standardized testing plans. (Attendance will be taken; all… Continue reading REMINDER: MANDATORY ACT/SAT DIAGNOSTIC COMBO TEST
On the night of Sunday, Sept. 9, all of our 5th formers met with our college counseling team to review our schedule for the fall (especially our College Seminar class) and to emphasize the importance of getting off to a great start in their classes. Below is the handout we used during our session.
Have you started to get bored over summer break yet?! Having been off from school for a few weeks, you (rising seniors) should be ready to start working on your college applications. Common App recently announced that its yearly refresh will happen between July 27th and August 1st. This means that you can create a Common… Continue reading STARTING YOUR APPS NOW AND THE COMMON APP REFRESH
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 receive financial aid for Kaplan’s… Continue reading SUMMER 2018 TEST PREP OPTIONS THROUGH KAPLAN
This recent article from US News and World Report reviewed all the basics about the Common Application, which is the platform offered by the great majority of colleges and universities. Rising seniors may find it helpful as they prepare their Common App accounts over the summer.
A couple weeks ago, our 5th formers attended an essay writing workshop conducted by Marisa Kogan, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University. As we head into the summer, use the information below to know what prompts you will have to use, what to avoid doing, and how to get started. ESSAY PROMPTS FOR… Continue reading EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING YOUR COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAY