Live Webcast Tomorrow - 'Boosting Your SAT/ACT Scores'

Owen Tuleja, ArborBridge Associate Director of Instruction, will present an exclusive webcast to help students understand, study for, and master standardized tests for US colleges.

This webcast will help students identify crucial test-taking strategies, and will guide them through the foundational knowledge they need to succeed. Every student will come away with practical knowledge that will translate directly to point gains. Most importantly, students will come away with the understanding that the SAT and ACT are not difficult exams as long as students are familiar with the material and feel confident in their abilities.

If you attend, you could win a FREE diagnostic exam and analysis!


WHEN: Tuesday, July 22 @ 8pm ET

HOW TO ATTEND: Log into your account and upgrade to ExpertAccess. Use the promo code expert2014 and you'll have access all season long to the nation's leading admissions experts.

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Shedding Light on Oversharing

This label will not help you get in.

This label will not help you get in.

Students now grow up revealing personal details on social media sites, often becoming desensitized to the impact of the information posted. Fast forward to the college application process where students are pressured into finding a way to stand out among thousands of other applicants.

The result is the temptation for students to overshare intimate details of their lives in the attempt to grab the attention of admissions officers. While taking a risk can often set a student apart, the type of information shared must be carefully considered. Definitely get feedback from others before going down this path to make sure that you are leaving a positive impact on your reader. This recent article in the New York Times expertly illustrates the pitfalls of oversharing. Here's a story shared by one of Yale's former admissions officers about a girl who sabotaged her application by giving too much information:

"The Yale applicant had terrific test scores. She had fantastic grades...Then he got to her essay. As he remembers it, she mentioned a French teacher she greatly admired. She described their one-on-one conversation at the end of a school day. And then, this detail: During their talk, when an urge to go to the bathroom could no longer be denied, she decided not to interrupt the teacher or exit the room. She simply urinated on herself."

New 2014-2015 Essay Questions for University of Georgia

If you're not sure about applying to UGA, this just might be the deciding factor.

If you're not sure about applying to UGA, this just might be the deciding factor.

New essay questions are slowly being released for the 2014-2015 season giving students the chance to get started writing those supplemental essays early. University of Georgia recently posted its new questions to its blog here. Of course, if you're applying to UGA Early Action and you get in, you can avoid writing essays altogether. Nevertheless, you might actually enjoy writing an essay for this school. Here's one of our favorites:

Share a story about someone in your life (not a family member) who is significantly different than you.  How are you different and what have you learned from your relationship with this person? (150-200 words)

College Essay Organizer has UGA's questions along with many more essays that have already been released for the 2014-2015 application season including Boston College, UCLA, University of Virginia, and Georgetown. Lots more to come, so keep logging into your accounts, and stay tuned for our Friday member email updates letting you know which schools have new essay questions available.