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THE RESOURCES OF THE ARC AND HELP WITH YOUR COLLEGE ESSAYS

The ARC (Academic Resource Center) offers a variety of services including: guiding students to develop effective reading and note-taking skills, study strategies for homework and tests, and improved time management. supporting students in setting their academic goals, and helping them cultivate the self-discipline to achieve those goals through specific action plans. providing assistance with writing of all… Continue reading THE RESOURCES OF THE ARC AND HELP WITH YOUR COLLEGE ESSAYS

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“WHY JUNIOR YEAR IS SO IMPORTANT FOR COLLEGE-BOUND TEENS”

This past winter, the College Counseling Office began counseling sophomores for the first time. Most conversations I had with sophomores indicated they were happy they could start thinking about the college process early, but many weren’t able to make connections between what they were doing inside and out of school and how that could affect their… Continue reading “WHY JUNIOR YEAR IS SO IMPORTANT FOR COLLEGE-BOUND TEENS”

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OFF AND RUNNING: COLLEGE APPLICATIONS HAVE OPENED

We’ve finally hit August, about a month before students come back to Kent. (Shrieking won’t help you now!) College applications have opened, and, regardless to how busy you may be this summer, it’s time to launch yourself into the application process. Your college list may still be taking form, but you can devise your application… Continue reading OFF AND RUNNING: COLLEGE APPLICATIONS HAVE OPENED

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FALL STANDARDIZED TESTING DATES & UPDATED 2016-2017 CALENDAR

We’ve updated our online calendar for 2016-2017. This includes dates for special Kent events, the start of classes each term, recesses, special college counseling events, and standardized testing dates. FALL STANDARDIZED TESTING DATES RISING 6TH FORMERS: ACT September 10 October 22 December 10 SAT & SAT Subject Tests October 1 November 5 December 3 _______________________________ RISING 5TH… Continue reading FALL STANDARDIZED TESTING DATES & UPDATED 2016-2017 CALENDAR

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HOW TO HANDLE BEING ON THE WAIT LIST

First and foremost, talk with your college counselor about how to handle each individual wait list situation.  Being on a college’s wait list is stressful because there is no specific timeline when you’ll hear your final decision. When on the wait list, you’re waiting until some undetermined time after May 1st to see if spots… Continue reading HOW TO HANDLE BEING ON THE WAIT LIST

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NEW HARVARD REPORT RETHINKING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

To get into college, Harvard report advocates for kindness instead of overachieving “A new Harvard report says colleges should rethink the admissions process so it focuses more on a student’s kindness and character. Other colleges agree. . .” WASHINGTONPOST.COM