Finding the right fit

Narrowing the college list

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent Take a deep breath, hit the “submit” button and then exhale. Thousands of students are doing this every day. But, at the same time they are wondering if they really need to be applying […]

Finding the right fit

What does “Fit” really mean?

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent It’s the buzzword you keep hearing. It’s the question you keep asking – “Is this college a good fit?” But what does “fit” really mean? I break the fit concept into three major areas: […]

Finding the right fit

College Fair – what to do

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent Attending your local college fair is a great way for students and parents to dip their toes in the waters of college exploration. It’s crazy loud, crazy crowded and yes, a little intimidating, but […]

Testing

Test-optional update

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent It was big news when George Washington University (GWU) (www.gwu.edu) in Washington DC announced that it will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. The reevaluation of the role of standardized […]

Campus

Sting of Saying “goodbye”

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

The first “letting go” is usually that tearful pre-school or kindergarten goodbye. Fast-forward 12+ years and now you’re saying goodbye to a college freshman. Karen Levin Coburn, author of “Letting Go” describes the transition to college as a “mixture of […]

Key Dates

The College Planning Calendar

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

Freshman Year It’s never too early to plan for the future. Build strong academic, language, mathematics and critical thinking skills by taking challenging courses. Study hard and get excellent grades. Strengthen your vocabulary by increasing your reading. Become involved in […]

Testing

Interpreting the new PSAT scores

November 10, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent The October PSAT was the first introduction to the “new” SAT which will debut in March. Students were recently able to retrieve their scores online at College Board and they should receive paper copies […]

Testing

Test prep tips

November 10, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent I’ve written about the practice tests (PSAT and The PLAN) many students take before taking the SAT or the ACT and how to interpret the scores. If you are one of the lucky ones […]

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