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C2 Education is Now Open in Mount Kisco!

Students in the Mount Kisco, New York, area have an exciting new academic resource right in their neighborhood. C2 Education is open and our expert tutors are ready to help you succeed! For the past two decades, we’ve been working with students as they prepare for some of the biggest tests of their lives. Our elementary, junior high and high school tutoring programs cons…

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Posted September 18th, 2017

College Admissions Timeline: What to Do Your Junior Year

In terms of preparing for college admissions, your junior year might be your busiest. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and tackle items step by step. Junior year may be hectic, but it’s also an exciting time as you inch closer to college. (more…)…

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Posted September 15th, 2017

What is the National Merit Scholarship?

The National Merit Scholarship program began in 1955. Since then, it has become known as one of the most prestigious academic awards a student can earn – and with good reason: Just a small percentage of test takers will become finalists in the competition. The scholarship itself is worth $2,500, a relatively small sum considering the annual tuition at many selective c…

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Posted September 14th, 2017

How to Get a 30 (or Higher!) on the ACT: Key Study Tips

Achieving a score of 30 or higher on your ACT places you in an elite group of high school students. Data shows that the score equates to the 94th percentile, putting you first in line for lots of premier colleges. Keep in mind, if you’re aiming for a 30 or higher, you will need to devote time and effort to test preparation. Here are four key study tips to help you get th…

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Posted September 12th, 2017

Webinar – Planning Your College Application

There are two things that are clear when it comes to college admissions: They're confusing They're complicated It's hard to know exactly what you're supposed to do and keep track of all the moving pieces along the way. Join us on Wednesday, September 20, 8PM EST (5PM PST) as Jesse Pizarroa, C2's Teacher Trainer, gives you a plan for the entire process of …

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Posted September 11th, 2017

College Admissions Timeline: What to Do Your Senior Year

By the time you start your senior year of high school, you may be feeling a desire to coast. You’ve spent three years studying, volunteering and researching colleges. Now, you want to sit back and enjoy your year at the top of the high school food chain. Not so fast! (more…)…

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Posted September 8th, 2017

Your Ultimate Guide to the PSAT

Next month, schools will offer the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT to 10th and 11th grade students nationwide. What do you need to know about the 2017 PSAT? Who takes the PSAT? The PSAT/NMSQT is open to both 10th and 11th grade students. While many 10th graders take the test, most test takers will be juniors because 11th grade students who take it compete for the coveted National Merit …

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Posted September 7th, 2017

What SAT and ACT Scores Do I Need?

According to surveys by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, admissions officers routinely cite SAT and ACT scores as one of the most important factors in admission decisions, so it’s no wonder that students stress about the SAT and ACT. Students everywhere worry about what SAT or ACT scores they need to get into their dream colleges.   SAT …

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Posted August 28th, 2017

Read These Examples of Top College Essays

For many high school students, writing an essay is one of the most daunting parts of the college application process, especially when students are unsure of each university's expectations. Going over top college essay examples is a great way for students to learn more about expectations for essay submissions. Check out these tips for ideas and inspiration, and read these…

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Posted August 18th, 2017

Applying to College: What You Need to Know

  Road signs and mailboxes may be literally melting in the summer heat in some parts of the country, but for rising seniors, summer break is over. It’s time to start working on those college applications. We’re here to help! Keep reading for tips and tricks to get you through the college application process.   The Common App: What is it and how can it he…

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Posted August 9th, 2017