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Understanding the Differences Between High School and College

The transition from high school to college-level coursework is a difficult one, even for the students who took AP classes. Not only is the class structure and approach to teaching different, but students are put in a completely new environment, away from the comfort of home. It is important for students to be expecting a…

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THE GAP YEAR: Good for Malia Obama, or Almost Any College-Bound Student

You don’t have to be the president’s daughter to take advantage of a Gap Year. While Malia Obama has the unique reason of wanting to be less of a “spectacle” when she arrives on the Harvard campus, there are four common types of students who can benefit from a year (or two) off between high school…

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College Interviewing Goes Both Ways

In response to the Hartford Courant article: Why I Quit As A Yale Alumni Interviewer, by Ben Orlin Mark Greenstein, founder & Lead Instructor of Ivy Bound Test Prep wrote:   Mr. Orlin is an inappropriate representative of Yale and the college selection process at elite schools. The interview is the one opportunity for students…

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Do Top Colleges Bring Students Higher Earnings?

In response to the WSJ article: College Applications, Parental Exasperations, by Robert Scherrer Kevin Weaver, Instructor and Test Prep Developer, and Mark Greenstein, founder of Ivy Bound Test Prep wrote: Prof. Scherrer’s sad-but-humorous anecdotes are revealing and laudable. But we take issue with one of his contentions, perhaps the most important one: the earnings clout…

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Colleges That Bring the Highest Paychecks

By Paul Toscano, with a 2014 comment from Mark Greenstein, Founder of Ivy Bound Location, prestige, academic reputation and tuition are major factors for students in the college selection process, but post-graduate salary is something rarely taken into consideration. Although salaries depend heavily on a graduate’s field of work, companies are willing to pay a…

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