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New feature! Selectable grading scales

Hey, folks. Matt here. We’ve just rolled out a new feature, and I’m hoping you’ll love it: selectable grading scales. I’ve recently heard from many of you that you’d like the ability to mix-and-match your grading scales as you see fit. This new feature empowers you to do that. To see how it works, navigate Read more about New feature! Selectable grading scales[…]

When to take the SAT or ACT

Not much in the college admissions process is scarier than taking the SAT or ACT. And no wonder—scoring well on these tests can mean getting accepted into a college of choice or receiving a coveted academic merit scholarship. With so much counting on these tests, your family has probably focused a lot of energy on Read more about When to take the SAT or ACT[…]

How to prevent social media from ruining your high school transcript

You and your student have pulled together all the details of a professional-quality high school transcript—complete with a solid GPA, course history, record of extracurricular activities, and more. You’ve worked together to compile a list of your student’s dream colleges, and it’s time to start sending out applications. But have you taken his or her Read more about How to prevent social media from ruining your high school transcript[…]

10 ways summer vacation can boost your high school transcript

Ahh, summer vacation. It brings to mind sandy beaches, poolside parties, picnics in the park, camping, and so much more. But for aspiring college students—particularly those in their sophomore and junior years—summer vacation can be more than just fun in the sun with family and friends. In fact, it’s the perfect time to leverage the Read more about 10 ways summer vacation can boost your high school transcript[…]

Which year is most important on a high school transcript?

If you’ve spent much time thinking about high school transcripts, you’ve probably wondered if one particular year of high school is more important than the others. Conventional wisdom used to say the junior year was key to college admissions—and that students could coast across the finish line their senior year with the satisfaction of knowing Read more about Which year is most important on a high school transcript?[…]