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Going Off to College

With no test preparation, college applications or school schedules to worry about, the summer after senior year is a wonderful moment of liberation! Thinking about the adventure ahead fills students – and their parents – with excitement and joy, but also more than a twinge of anxiety! What follows, therefore, are a few pointers to […]

Changes to Standardized Test Dates

As you know, standardized testing plays a role in building competitive college applications in the U.S.  The College Board (SAT and Subject Tests) and ACT have recently been in the news because of changes they are making to their testing schedules. The good news is that both the College Board and ACT have added summer […]

College Goals is Traveling to Paris and London in March!

What do families need to know for success in the university search and application process? Why are American standardized tests so important in the application process and where do you find professional support? How do you make all your preparations come together in a strong US university application? Given the unique demands of the American […]

Is Early Decision Right For You?

Early applications were initially intended to help students signal their commitment to their top choice school. Over time though, the early application system began to reproduce all the stresses and strains of regular decision, only earlier and for an extended application period.  Now there are a variety of early application choices: Early Action (open choice […]

Start Your College Financial Aid Process NOW

As you are excitedly exploring college websites and imagining yourselves as incoming freshmen next year on the campuses of your choice, many of you (and your parents!) are probably also concerned about the rising cost of college attendance. There are two options that can help families in facing the cost of college – merit scholarship […]

Summer Reading Suggestions

Every year, College Goals suggests interesting books for you – both students and parents – to consider for your weekend and holiday reading! This year, our counselors have been reading a wide variety of genres, encompassing many topics, eras and styles. Their recommendations are included below. So, look for these titles and grab a book […]

Technology Camps in the UK

Skills in programming, engineering, design, and digital arts have become critical components of a young person’s education in the 21st century! We would like to share with you the upcoming course schedule for the Easter/April and summer holidays at Fire Tech Camp in the UK: https://www.firetechcamp.com/. Fire Tech Camp teaches young people to create and […]

College Goals is Traveling to the UK and Europe!

Joyce Reed, founder of College Goals, and Andrea van Niekerk, College Goals’ university admission counselor, will be traveling to the UK and Europe in March. They will offer overview presentations regarding university admission processes for students and parents who are considering US as well as UK university enrollment. Both counselors spent over a decade in […]

Why Should I Apply to College Early?

With October upon us, it’s time to start thinking about when to apply to college! Besides regular admission, you have the options of Early Action (EA), which can be Single Choice/Restricted, and Early Decision (ED). Usually the deadline for these options is November 1 or 15, but some schools have a deadline as early as […]