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SAT or ACT: How to help your child get ready

There is no secret trick to getting a high score on the SAT or ACT, but there are ways you can help your child get ready for these tests.

Applications: A parent's role

Your challenge as a parent is to support your student as she applies to college but let her do the work.

Understanding college admissions tests

College admissions tests, a rite of passage for high school students, are changing. Here's what you and your child need to know.

Which test is which? A guide for parents of tweens and teens

In middle and high school, students take a wider range of tests, and parents need to learn the difference between the PSAT, AP and ACT to help guide them.

ACT or SAT: What's the difference?

Find out how these two college admissions tests differ and whether your student should take one or the other, or both.

Rejected? Accepted? Handling College Admission Decisions

Parents can help their high school seniors put college admissions decisions in perspective.

Easing college admissions anxiety

More students are applying to college than ever before. Even with the increased competition, most who apply to four-year colleges are admitted.

All about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams

The AP program gives students the opportunity to take college-level courses while they are still in high school.

My Son's Job Is His Only Activity. Do Colleges Care?

My son works 20 hours a week to pay for his car, not to help support the family. This job takes up all of his time outside of school and leaves him no opportunity to get involved in other activities. Will admissions officers understand and...

Five ways to ace college applications

Expert tips on surviving the college application process (without doing all the work yourself!).