JHU Bids Farewell to Legacy Admissions
What are legacy admissions? Legacy admissions refer to preferential treatment given by a university to certain applicants because of their familial ties to an alumni of that institution. At some selective colleges, including Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and Notre Dame, more than a quarter of each class is made up of legacy students. Legacy […]
Surprising Changes to College Admissions
Recent changes made at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conference could have some serious implications for those applying to college, especially those who plan to apply early decision. In the past, applicants who applied early decision understood that this decision was binding, meaning that students would rescind all other applications upon acceptance […]
Update on the Celebrity College Scandal
The celebrity college admissions scandal, increasingly publicized and present in the news, is deeply upsetting to many—especially those who work honestly as educators to help students improve and develop as learners. Last week we got a bit of an update when the federal government filed a 526-page motion that contains heavily redacted emails and transcripts […]
What to do if you’re deferred
Getting deferred from your top choice college can be disappointing, but don’t lose hope yet! Here’s everything you need to know about getting deferred and what to do next. What does a deferral mean? Deferrals can occur to anyone who applies early (decision or action) to a college; the college defers an early applicant by […]
Your First Semester Senior Grades Matter!
“I’m a senior now. Do my grades even matter?” To put it briefly, yes. So you’re a senior now. Congratulations! But you’re not off the hook quite yet. Your grades during the first semester of your senior year can make all the difference in terms of getting into your dream school. As college admissions become […]
What can boosting SAT by 150-200 points do for student athletes?
Streamline Tutors recently started offering point-based improvement packages, wherein parents can choose to purchase either 150 or 200 points of improvement. We are excited to offer these results-oriented packages, and we urge you to read more about them here. As a follow up to this momentous announcement, we plan to publish a series of blogs […]
What boosting your SAT by 150-200 points can do for your UMD application
Streamline Tutors recently started offering point-based improvement packages, wherein parents can choose to purchase either 150 or 200 points of improvement. Streamline is excited to offer these results oriented packages and we urge you to read more about them here. As a follow up to this momentous announcement, we plan to publish a series of […]
“Am I smart, or not?” Most middle and high school aged kids ask themselves this question every day. Whether they’re sitting in a classroom taking a test, at home working on a problem set, or catching up with their friends after school, the question comes up again and again. “I got a bad grade on […]
SAT subject tests: Should you take them?
What schools require SAT Subject tests? We’ve compiled a list of colleges that either require or recommend SAT subject tests. In recent years, the importance of SAT subject tests has decreased quite a bit. However, some schools still like to see them. What are SAT subject tests? The multiple-choice SAT Subject Tests — available in […]
How to navigate the test accommodations process
Maybe your student has a long and documented history of their learning difference or maybe you’ve just recently learned it might be something you want to pursue. Either way, the accommodations process can be long, stressful, and confusing. So we’re here to help. If you’re one of the countless Streamline parents who learned of their […]