Tag: college admissions

College Applications – Early Action: Early Decision’s Nice, Little Sister (part 3 of 3)

In a nutshell, early action applications come with many of the same benefits that early decision plans do, but without all of the baggage. As a refresher, those benefits are: receiving your admissions decision early (generally by or around Christmas time), having a higher chance of being admitted, and demonstrating an interest in a college.

The Value of a Strong Letter of Recommendation

One thing that’s easy to forget about is the value of a strong letter of recommendation. But who better to show a college what you’re like as a student than...

The Activities Section – Your College Application Depends on it

Make sure your using the activities section in your college applications wisely. It can be the difference between being accepted or denied at your dream school.

How Personal is too Personal in an Admissions Essay?

The Common Application is your chance to set yourself apart from other applicants. Make sure you're putting your best self out there for admissions officers to see.

When is the Perfect Time to Take the SAT or ACT?

The first thing you need to do is identify which of the two tests is the best fit for you. Let’s get one thing out of the way—which test you focus on is up to you. No college has a preference for one test over the other.

Do You Know What It Takes To Get Into College?

Founded in 1999, Professional Education Services (PES) has almost twenty years of experience helping high school students and their families through the college search, application, and selection process. Our system has helped thousands of students prepare for and gain admission to the colleges of their dreams.

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Can You Graduate College In 4 Years?

“Seven good years of school gone to waste!”  – John Belushi, Animal House It has become all too common.  College students taking 5,6,7, even 8 years to complete their bachelor’s degree.  Why?  The mindset of many large, state universities throughout the country — Your Best Customers Are Your Current Customers — Aiding students to stay in ...