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March 26, 2020

In this episode, Jay and Vincent dive into the Coronavirus and how it’s affecting our students and families. Due to the pandemic, we have received many questions about its effects on college admissions and have sensed the anxiety since SAT/ACT tests have been canceled,...

June 19, 2019

In this episode, we wanted to organize a list of THE INTANGIBLES -- what you should think about beyond the college application (activities, academics, etc.). We specifically chose to spend some time on the miscellaneous things that students and parents do not necessari...

May 29, 2019

A new "adversity score" assigned by the College Board on the SAT exam will reportedly reflect students' family income, environment and educational differences in an effort to level the playing field in the highly competitive college admissions process. In this episode,...

May 22, 2019

In this episode, we do something special and review an article written by the CEO of the College Board, David Coleman. He writes in The Atlantic his piece titled, “There’s More to College than Getting into College,” which argues for us to reassess the key factors that...

May 15, 2019

While the school year might be coming to an end for most of our students, our Class of 2020 students are starting the college application process. As such, we thought it would be great to hit the Top 5 most frequently asked questions that students and parents ask about...

May 1, 2019

As we approach the end of the school year, we thought we’d give you a quick checklist of what you should consider and be mindful of in this episode. We know this is a very stressful time for some of our students, so we want to make it easier for you to digest your next...

April 17, 2019

As many of you may or may not know, college admissions decisions came out throughout the month of March, and many of our seniors are making their decisions on which college they should attend -- where they should go for the next four years.

Some students may have also b...

April 10, 2019

In this episode, we are so excited to feature Christopher Denq from the University of Pennsylvania. He grew up in an academically competitive environment well-known in Southern California. He excelled as a student in high school, exploring all areas of academic interes...

April 3, 2019

Due to popular demand, in this week's episode, we decided to pull your questions from our mail bag to delve into more specific discussion and provide insight. A few topics that we hit are:

  • Which school is the best if you want to become the best engineer in the world...

March 27, 2019

In this episode, we have a special guest, Cassandra Man, one of our former students who was accepted to USC on the Trustee Scholarship (full 4-year scholarship).

Listen in on some insider knowledge about USC, the application, general tips and advice and answers to the q...

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