Top 10 College Admissions Announcements This Week

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The COVID-19 outbreak has added a new level of stress to the already emotional college application and decision process. As a result of the pandemic, students are worried about fast-approaching decision deadlines, the impact of remote learning on their GPAs and transcripts, and access to ACT and SAT tests, which they were hoping to take — or take one more …

College Expert Addresses Coronavirus Concerns

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Dear Students & Parents,  Coronavirus is on all of our minds.  Along with everything else, this has certainly impacted the college planning process. We want to send out some practical talking points and recommendations during this unpredictable time. Obviously, please stay home if there are any symptoms. Remember that symptoms have been negligible among teens, but they can still carry …

College Expert awards scholarship to Eagan High School senior

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Congratulations to Jacob Harris, a senior at Eagan High School who received College Expert’s $2,000 scholarship at an Eagan Foundation 2019 Scholarship Award ceremony. The  Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors living in Eagan or attending Eagan High School. College Expert is one of many local individuals and organizations that sponsor a scholarship through the Foundation. Nice job …

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What to Look For When Hiring a College Consultant

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US News & World Report recently published an article on what to look for when hiring a college consultant. In the article, Mark Sklarow, CEO at Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA), discusses how IECA members (like Sue & Ryan) must undergo background checks and adhere to ethical standards and practices. In addition to IECA membership, Sklarow also says to look …

Lettering in kindness

Lettering in Kindness

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We love a new trend we’re hearing about in local high schools. A recent article in the StarTribune said Minnetonka, Edina, Eden Prairie and Stillwater school districts are tapping into young people’s desire to do good by giving them the opportunity to earn varsity letters in community service. Have any of you lettered in kindness? We’d love to hear about …

Changes are coming with the PSAT and SAT

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Take a look at these links for information on upcoming changes to the PSAT and the SAT. LinkedIn post: Update from College Board Forum: The Latest on the new SAT and PSAT From the CollegeBoard website, two charts with the differences (the first is substantive; the second is procedural): Side-by-Side Comparison Overview: Current SAT vs. Redesigned SAT

New College Expert Office Uptown

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We are delighted to announce that College Expert has expanded to open a new office in Uptown. The new office is located in the heart of Uptown at 1005 W Franklin #4, Minneapolis, MN, 55405. We will be there the third Sunday of every month from 10-4 and may offer other dates in the future. We realize many of our …

WCCO Radio 2nd Half of Education Roundtable with Sue Luse

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Listen to the second half the Education Roundtable on WCCO’s News and Views with Roshini Rajkumarof when Sue Luse enters the roundtable. This recording (18 minutes) does not contain the entire 1PM show with Roshini Rajkumarof. It starts with the introduction of Sue Luse. Sue Luse on WCCO Radion Education Roundtable To listen to the podcast in its entirety (1 …