C2 Education Celebrated TWO Successful Grand Openings Last Week!

Last week, C2 Education opened two brand new locations, one on either coast. In the upcoming months, C2 Education will be opening several more centers across the country. The first grand opening, on August 14, was held in Palo Alto, California. With roughly 50 local residents in attendance, the event was a smash. During the grand opening festivities, the Palo Alto Mayor, Mr. Yiaway Yeh, gave a … [Read more...]

Riddle Me This: How Are the Olympics Like College Admissions?

The 2012 Olympic Games, much like all modern Olympic events, have been plagued by a series of scoring controversies that stem primarily from a series of opaque and byzantine scoring rules that leave even the Olympic athletes confused about why they won or lost. Just ask Japan’s Satoshi Shimizu, who initially lost his boxing round against his Azerbaijani opponent, Magomed Abdulhamidov despite … [Read more...]

C2 Education Brings Majors and Careers Workshop to San Francisco Area

During the month of June, C2 hosted a series of workshops in Southern California to help students and their parents learn about the importance of selecting a major in college and the various career paths available post-graduation. C2’s Majors and Careers workshop has already helped dozens of students on the path to a satisfying career. In the wake of this success, C2 will bring the Majors and … [Read more...]

School’s Out for Summer…What Now?

High school students with their eyes on college admissions often wonder what they should do during the long summer break. Of course there are ample opportunities for summer pre-college programs, research opportunities, and formal internships (for more on these opportunities, check out these posts about summer programs in politics, law, math, science, education, and journalism), but many students … [Read more...]

National College Decision Day

If your son or daughter is lucky, he or she has been accepted to multiple colleges and universities. Having spent several weeks celebrating these successes, it is now time to make the final decision. May 1 is National College Decision Day, so called because the vast majority of U.S. colleges and universities set this as the deadline for students notify them of their decision to attend. If your son … [Read more...]

The SAT’s Lesser Known Cousins: SAT Subject Tests

Every high school student knows the importance of the main college admissions tests, the SAT and the ACT. Students understand how vital these tests are to the college admissions process, and they prepare accordingly. But many students do not know about the SAT’s lesser known cousin, the SAT Subject Tests. These tests are less popular, but can provide an essential boost to college applications, … [Read more...]

One-Third of College Students Change School

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The College Transfer Fair in Cincinnati, OH. Most parents can easily accept their child’s choice to change college majors – after all, with roughly half of all college students changing majors at least once, it’s not exactly an uncommon occurrence. Parents are more likely to look askance when Junior announces his decision to change schools – and with visions of financial aid nightmares and new … [Read more...]

The Dead End of Remedial Education

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Consider this statistic: 3 out of 5 community college students who enroll right after high school are required to take remedial courses before beginning their college educations. That means that more than half of the recent high school grads enrolling in community colleges didn’t master the fundamentals; these students must then pay for remedial classes which do not award college credit. … [Read more...]

Study: High School Rigor Tied to College Success

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Take harder classes in high school! High school students tend to approach their course selections in one of two ways. The first goes something like this: “I will take easy courses so that I can get really high grades so that I will have an impressive GPA and go to a good college.” The second goes like this: “I will take difficult classes so that I will be challenged and so that my transcript will … [Read more...]

Is Failure the Secret to College Admissions?

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In a recent post in Education Week, a dean of admission for Pitzer College ruminates on the benefits of failure in the college admissions race. The author correctly notes that there is no such thing as a “perfect” student, drawing the conclusion that applicants shouldn’t strive for perfection when seeking college admissions. In fact, the author says that he and his peers are often skeptical of … [Read more...]