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ACT/SAT test frustrations continue. Black Friday deal ends today.
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ACT/SAT test frustrations continue. Black Friday deal ends today.

take 10% off tutoring through October 2021 December SAT and ACT test sites are closing left and right. Has yours?...
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How many applicants are submitting SATs & ACTs this year?
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How many applicants are submitting SATs & ACTs this year?

If anyone asks why I am a college counselor, I think of this chart taken from US News and World...
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SAT registration deadline today. Advice on SAT v. ACT.
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SAT registration deadline today. Advice on SAT v. ACT.

Juniors in Haddonfield prepping with me for the December SAT. Group tutoring in Haddonfield and elsewhere averages nearly 1:1 student-teacher...
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Happy November / Early Decision Day!
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Happy November / Early Decision Day!

Who's ready for 2020 to move on? David Hockney self-portrait as a young teen. Hockney's bright colors are iconic, instant...
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Harsh Oct SAT Curve, Mellow College Calc & Stats Classes
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Harsh Oct SAT Curve, Mellow College Calc & Stats Classes

UT Austin at night. I have 4 admissions clients applying there - as I toured the campus I thought, "this...
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Test Prep this Fall & $125 for my Spring College Math Classes!
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Test Prep this Fall & $125 for my Spring College Math Classes!

Seen on Facebook: Photo of harvest moon over Hartshorne Woods taken from the Oceanic Bridge. I was in our Rumson-Fair...
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Q&A: Will the SAT/ACT folks recycle old tests this fall? Can I still enroll my 2nd-12th grader?
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Q&A: Will the SAT/ACT folks recycle old tests this fall? Can I still enroll my 2nd-12th grader?

Socially distanced mock testing. Mock SAT, ACT, SSAT, MCVSD tests are an important part of the diet of anyone serious...
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Holmdel High School SAT canceled. WRHS all virtual today.
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Holmdel High School SAT canceled. WRHS all virtual today.

September 11, 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian: Quick newsflashes: Watchung Hills Regional High School is all virtual today because of a water main...
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Good admissions webinar for very competitive seniors
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Good admissions webinar for very competitive seniors

Jeffery Selingo , Darryl Diggle, and James Nondorf share their insights about college admissions this cycle September 9, 2020 Dear...
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Happy Labor Day!
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Happy Labor Day!

Here's my take on Frank Bruni's NYT article this past week... Happy Labor Day! One of our spaces in the...
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Happy September! Advice for Seniors and Juniors.
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Happy September! Advice for Seniors and Juniors.

September 1, 2020 Melinda marking time as our masked and socially distanced prepsters progress through mock exams. A steady diet...
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SAT test today. ACT next weekend. Foley fall fun.
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SAT test today. ACT next weekend. Foley fall fun.

My apologies if you got booted from 9/12 WHRHS ACT. Social distancing in style: here's one of the ten conference...
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Pod-tastic news: Foley Prep’s Big Bang at Bell Works
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Pod-tastic news: Foley Prep’s Big Bang at Bell Works

August 19, 2020 Pod Learning Alternatives at Bell Works Dear Foley Prep Family, I’m writing to announce a major expansion...
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Seniors: don’t do the covid-19 Common App essay
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Seniors: don’t do the covid-19 Common App essay

A few words of advice and a little fun. Dear Parent/Guardian: Good morning. I'll start with the boring stuff: yesterday...
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Supplemental Learning. Canceled SATs. The Senior Predicament.
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Supplemental Learning. Canceled SATs. The Senior Predicament.

Sunday night update - okay to read Monday morning. Liam, Lauren, and Ashely are the core group of 3 full-time...
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Adios August SAT? K-5 Pods. Uncle Sam to the Rescue?
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Adios August SAT? K-5 Pods. Uncle Sam to the Rescue?

Is this the end? K-5 help. Call your congressmen. Bad news. Good news. Great news? Dear Parent/Guardian: Good morning! I...
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Post-storm update + NJ.com: “Foley Prep paves the way…”
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Post-storm update + NJ.com: “Foley Prep paves the way…”

Must-read article in NJ.com. Power may be out in 3 Foley locations. Dear Parent/Guardian: I hope yesterday spared you the...
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Happy August!
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Happy August!

Big AP news. Test optional isn't test blind. The Great Disruption. Dear Parent/Guardian: Happy August! We've had our biggest summer...
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ACT, SAT, Pod Learning, plus a little fun…
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ACT, SAT, Pod Learning, plus a little fun…

No fun: ACT, SAT, and School Issues Fun: Who wants to go to Sicily? Dear Parent/Guardian: This week I've been...
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August SAT is starting to get canceled
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August SAT is starting to get canceled

It's time to come up with a backup plan. Schools are starting to cancel the August SAT Dear Parent/Guardian: Yesterday...
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