Entries by Vanessa Hamilton

SAT Has Cancelled the Optional Essay and the Subject Tests

The College Board, the folks behind SAT exams and AP classes, did a little rocking of the testing world recently when they announced the immediate cancellation of the optional essay and the subject tests. They followed up that news with the announcement that they will be laying off 14% of their workforce. SAT Optional Essay […]

Graduation Rate: The 8-Year College Plan?!

Have you given much thoughts to the graduation rate at the colleges your child is considering? Should you? And using what data? Buckle up – there’s a lot here to digest. Let’s start with this: the US Department of Education defines college graduation rates as “the calculated percentages of students who graduate or complete their […]

Going to College Abroad

Sometimes we get questions from parents that just need a blog post. If one parent has this question, we bet a hundred others do, too! We were asked about students going to college abroad—in this case the focus was on the United Kingdom. While costs, practices, and systems vary widely depending on the country your […]