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Applying to College: When Should I Start?

When should you apply to college? It seems like such a simple question. I mean, obviously you’ll apply by the application deadline, right? But which deadline? Many colleges offer more than one application period: An early application process where applications are generally due between September and November and a regular application process where applications aren…

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Posted September 21st, 2017

Webinar – Planning for the PSAT and Scholarship Programs

Many parents and students lack knowledge about how important the PSAT is. One of its benefits is as a diagnostic tool, showing students their strengths and weaknesses as they prepare for the SAT. The score from the PSAT is also used to determine the eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship. With the PSAT test date just around the corner, ther…

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Posted September 20th, 2017

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