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Best Steps to College ™ is a site founded by Deans and Directors of Admission and College Counseling. They have been on the other side of the college selection table and know what colleges want. Really, who better to give parents expert direction, advice, and proven references regarding college entrance? I can’t think of a better source!

 

Best Steps to College™ indexes and sequences more than 100 important events, many of them necessary events, to get into college. They provide a clear sequence of when and what to do for each event (through grades 9-12).

They organize the process around a hexagon, with includes six important areas that need to be addressed. The six areas include:

 

1. Information
SO much information! It’s nice to have it in all one place!

 

2. Activities
There are 100+ events listed—it’s so easy to miss something! If parents follow this program, they shouldn’t miss a thing.

 

3. Assessments
There are various assessments necessary to be college ready, with specific times and dates associated with each. Again, you don’t want to miss a thing!

 

4. Educational Programs
Best Steps to College ™ suggests students’ studies give extra attention to problem solving, problem analyses, scientific method analysis, critical writing and scientific reading. Makes sense—as these are skills students need to stand out in the application process.

 

5. Technology
I think most kids today are tech-savvy—but can your student use PowerPoint and manipulate a spreadsheet?

 

6. Calendar
Best Steps to College™ alerts you of upcoming important events–giving you a “heads up” . Because specific dates do vary, these are seasonal alerts (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter).

 

7. Event Index
Alphabetical Indexing allows easy look-up of all the 100+ activities—this is very helpful.

 

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How will this help you/your student? Well, here is just one example—

In the fall of the junior year, 11th grade students need to register and take the SAT, an important test toward college admission. But, to do your best, you should have registered and taken the PSAT in the 10th grade.

What if you didn’t know this? What if you child didn’t take the PSAT?

Your child could still take the SAT—but the PSAT is not just a practice test—if your child scores high enough on the PSAT, s/he qualifies for National Merit Scholarships!

So, you can see, you don’t want to miss a thing!

With Best Steps to College™ you can be on top of things—all for under $25! What a deal!