Test Optional

10 Things You Might Not Have Known About the Test Optional Movement

ACT and SAT testing has been part of the college application…
Career literacy

Fighting Career Illiteracy

Our kids are illiterate – CAREER illiterate. And it’s very…
College orientation

What to expect at your student’s college orientation?

We love the high school graduation season and all that goes with…
Good job

How can we help our students get “good jobs”?

Forty years ago, a college degree was enough to virtually guarantee…
Dual enrollment

Top 10 Benefits of Dual Enrollment or Dual Credit

Dual enrollment or dual credit (called College Credit Plus in…
Extracurricular activities

Why is this investment worth making? Weighing the cost versus the value of extracurricular activities

Since 2012, At The Core has helped hundreds of students with…
Demonstrated interest

Demonstrated Interest: Why it matters and the importance of being genuine

Today’s world of college admissions can feel like a moving…
Top 10

Our Top 10 High School, College, and Career Planning Blog Posts

Who remembers David Letterman's Top 10 lists? Hopefully, you…
Career exploration

Am I too late? Am I too early? When is the right time for career exploration with your teen?

Parents are always conscious of time. From the very beginning…
Credentials

What are credentials and certifications?

Have you heard the word “credentials” or “certifications”…