Tag: college prep

SAT/ACT Essay – Should I Take It?

When preparing for college, almost everyone knows the importance of studying for, taking, and scoring well on the ACT or SAT. However, the optional writing section or essays remain a mystery for many. Is it required? Why does it matter? Should I take it?

Don’t Fall for the Fast App Track!

Have you ever heard of a "Priority Application?" if not, keep reading!

The Guide to a Productive Summer

School’s out, and summer planning is in full swing for our students here at PES. Many are looking forward to family vacations, time spent with friends, and catching up on some much-needed rest and relaxation. But did you know that the way you spend your summers will hold some weight in the outcome of your ...

The Importance of Creating the Perfect College List

There’s a lot more to building a strong college list than you might think.

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 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.

FAFSA Website Changes – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you want to get money for college, then you'll need to know how to fill out the FAFSA correctly!

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.

THE FSA ID: What Is It and How Is It Used?

You may have heard of the Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) in reference to the FAFSA, but you may find yourself wondering: what exactly is it?

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.