Tag: college admissions

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 ...

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Are College Costs Deceiving?

To a college finance geek like me, this is what I imagine ‘earnings season’ must be like for a Wall Street whale. Several reports about college costs, value and debt have appeared in national publications, and I’m mired in college numbers. It seems like every time I hit refresh, I’ve got a new financial report/ ...

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Make College More Affordable

It’s no secret that college has become insanely expensive.  In fact, for most people the cost of college will excede the cost of their home.  Parents want to do everything thing they can to help their child go to college, but unfortunately they don’t know where or how to begin.   That’s why I’ve started ...