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Breaking news - The June SAT has now been cancelled.The latest updates on standardized testing for this summer and beyon...
04/15/2020
Top 10 Testing TBDs for the Class of 2021 - Compass Education Group

Breaking news - The June SAT has now been cancelled.The latest updates on standardized testing for this summer and beyond... Read on for what we know right now.

BREAKING NEWS: College Board cancels June testing. College admission and testing is in a state of upheaval, like so much else in our lives. What do we know now about the standardized testing issues faced by the class of 2021, and what can we reasonably assume? On which questions can we offer only in...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, from our family to yours! Who are you thankful for today?
11/28/2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, from our family to yours! Who are you thankful for today?

Who was your favorite teacher and why? #repost Refinery29
11/25/2019

Who was your favorite teacher and why? #repost Refinery29

Penn State fever! Now that's what they call school spirit. Choose a school that makes you WANT to deck your dorm out wit...
11/21/2019

Penn State fever! Now that's what they call school spirit. Choose a school that makes you WANT to deck your dorm out with college gear! #repost @dormify

Can you bare your soul and give your reader a glimpse of your moral groundings? If you’re intimidated by that challenge ...
11/18/2019

Can you bare your soul and give your reader a glimpse of your moral groundings? If you’re intimidated by that challenge (and even if you aren’t) consider the following questions:

❓When were your ethics tested?
❓When did you advocate for something or someone?
❓What profound insights have you learned through your struggles or that of others?

The answer to these questions may be excellent material for a game-changing college essay. Check out our full blog for more tips. http://www.admissionsmarts.com/2019/10/11/how-to-write-an-inspired-college-essay/

Georgetown University offers study abroad programs in 57 different countries! Is study abroad a program you'd be interes...
11/14/2019

Georgetown University offers study abroad programs in 57 different countries! Is study abroad a program you'd be interested in? #repost

Missing my partner in crime/daughter today. It's hard to be away from the ones you love but I'm so proud of this girl fo...
11/13/2019

Missing my partner in crime/daughter today. It's hard to be away from the ones you love but I'm so proud of this girl for following her dreams! As parents we have to walk the line if pushing our kids, supporting them, and cheering them on. What's your top tip for helping your kids follow their dreams?

Drop a 🍜if you agree!#repost Scary Mommy
11/11/2019

Drop a 🍜if you agree!
#repost Scary Mommy

If you're feeling burned out or getting writer's block it MIGHT just be time to STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER! #regram @li...
11/07/2019

If you're feeling burned out or getting writer's block it MIGHT just be time to STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER! #regram @littlegemstudio

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's been a while since I've introduced myself on here, so I thought I'd take today to say hel...
11/06/2019

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's been a while since I've introduced myself on here, so I thought I'd take today to say hello. I'm Susan, the owner of AdmissionSmarts. Just like many of you, I have navigated this process.

My own two children are now in their late twenties, grown and flown, employed and supporting themselves in New York City & London. I can’t tell you what a great feeling that is…

As the owner of AdmissionSmarts, I trust my students. I encourage them, and I empower them; this process is theirs to own. While on this journey, I become their cheerleader, advocate, and trusted advisor.

Now it's your turn, I'd love to know more about each of you! What college are you or your child interested in?

11/04/2019

A common approach to developing a college list is to categorize colleges into three tiers. The tiers are: 1) Schools to which you will almost certainly be admitted, 2) Schools to which you will probably be admitted, and, 3) Desirable schools to which you have a small but real chance of admission.

Your final list should be optimistic yet realistic. Check out our blog to learn how to prioritize your list and how many schools you should apply to. http://www.admissionsmarts.com/2019/10/03/how-many-colleges-should-you-apply-to/

11/02/2019

Your college essay. It’s a big part of your college application and the biggest opportunity to demonstrate your “je ne sais quoi,” that distinctive, irresistible quality that makes you a valuable asset to admissions reps. If you have a less-than-perfect GPA or test scores, it’s also a chance to sparkle. Check out the link in our bio to learn how to make your essay SHINE! http://www.admissionsmarts.com/2019/10/11/how-to-write-an-inspired-college-essay/

Seems like the perfect sentiment for Halloween, your college major and your career! #repost HerCampus.com
10/31/2019

Seems like the perfect sentiment for Halloween, your college major and your career! #repost HerCampus.com

10/28/2019

When should my high school Junior/Senior take the SAT or ACT? And which one should they take?

The city in all its glory! Don't forget to take into account things like the city your college is in, the energy you fee...
10/24/2019

The city in all its glory! Don't forget to take into account things like the city your college is in, the energy you feel on campus and the quality of life you will have if you choose a certain college!

Mental health check... when was the last time you took a break? Those "Aha" moments are more likely to come to us when w...
10/21/2019

Mental health check... when was the last time you took a break? Those "Aha" moments are more likely to come to us when we've replenished our mental resources! Drop a ✌️if you agree!

36 Years. We met 41 years ago at college. What a trip it has been! 26 Moves, 5 Countries, the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gul...
10/14/2019

36 Years. We met 41 years ago at college. What a trip it has been! 26 Moves, 5 Countries, the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf Costs. Earthquakes, Floods, and Hurricanes. 2 AMAZING children. Looking forward to continuing this adventure! #HappyAnniversary

Tag your friends who challenge you to be your best self! Grown and Flown is one of our favorite accounts/friends that al...
10/09/2019

Tag your friends who challenge you to be your best self! Grown and Flown is one of our favorite accounts/friends that always challenges + supports us.
#repost Refinery29

If you don't know, my daughter moved to London to progress her career a few weeks ago.  I couldn’t be more proud of her ...
10/07/2019

If you don't know, my daughter moved to London to progress her career a few weeks ago. I couldn’t be more proud of her and excited for all the new opportunities that await her but I sure do miss her!

She's such a shining example of what can happen when you work hard, get a great education and follow your dreams. I desire that all of my students have success like this beautiful girl.

NOW is the time to be selfish! It might feel weird to prioritize your inward desires - especially if you have opinionate...
10/05/2019

NOW is the time to be selfish! It might feel weird to prioritize your inward desires - especially if you have opinionated family members or mentors. But your education is not the time to people please! Grab our free college list building guide to help you prioritize. https://mailchi.mp/428b506100c3/admissionsmartsfreedownload

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Receive personalized guidance for every step of the college admission process 365 days a year. Get help finding the right fit college, and submit your college applications with confidence. It doesn’t matter where you live, we work virtually with students from all over the world.

In over ten years of practice, AdmissionSmarts has guided hundreds of students worldwide to successful admissions outcomes. Applying to college should be an exciting time, not the stressful experience that so many families endure. 365 days per year, we are available and ready to provide strategic advice personalized to your student’s goals and circumstances. Our team will empower your student with the knowledge and organizational skills needed to finalize a college list based on fit and submit all applications on time. We help navigate all aspects of the process including an open discussion about affordability, and we will take a deep dive into which colleges match your student's academic and social goals. We have spent thousands of hours helping students craft powerful essays. Our approach is strategic, organized, and student-centered. Our experience with STEM enables us to guide the STEM student strategically towards their career goals.

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