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How to Find and Apply for Scholarships

Like many things, college applications have also been affected by the pandemic. For some students, the lack of SAT and ACT requirements has made it easier to apply for college. For others, the pandemic has made it financially challenging to pursue higher education. However, many students may not be fully aware of all the financial options available to them. Today, we’ll be talking all about how to find and apply for scholarships. What scholarships can I apply for? There are a wide range of scholarships available for students based on…
Brianna Chu
April 20, 2022
Getting Ready for College

How to Choose AP Courses

While we’ve talked previously about why APs are important, we haven’t addressed other questions, like how many APs you should take, and which ones. Today, we’ll discuss how to choose AP courses based on these two main factors. We’ll also reiterate our segment from last month’s blog about how to tell if your class is preparing you for the AP exam. Photo by Letizia Bordoni via Unsplash How Many APs Should I Take? The number of AP courses you take depends on your ultimate goals. Are you planning on applying…
Brianna Chu
March 15, 2022
College Entrance ExamsGetting Ready for College

Are APs Important?

With all the heightened expectations and more rigorous classwork that high school brings, you might be wondering, “What are Advanced Placement (AP) courses?” and “Are APs important?” First, let’s overview the AP and the benefits that come with it. Then, we’ll unpack what the SAT and ACT tell colleges and how that might affect your choice to take AP courses. What is an AP Course? Advanced Placement denotes that a course is a college-level standard of curriculum. Consequently, some colleges allow students to bypass introductory courses if they have taken…
Brianna Chu
February 25, 2022
Getting Ready for College

Career Exploration Before College

No matter what year of high school you’re in, the word “career” is probably on your mind. But where do you even start to figure out what career you should pursue? Today, we’ll be sharing some planning tips and our favorite career exploration resources to help you pinpoint your strengths and passions! Use High School to Explore Your Interests Take full advantage of the opportunities your school provides you. While you have to take English, math, science, and social studies classes, you will still likely notice which classes most appeal…
Brianna Chu
December 16, 2021
College Entrance ExamsGetting Ready for College

Demystifying SAT and ACT College Admissions Myths

During the global pandemic, navigating college admissions has been particularly challenging. Should students take college admissions tests if they are listed as optional? Are they penalized if they don’t test? What is a good score? In this blog, we hope to demystify some of these nagging questions and provide you and your student with more clarity and information. Do I have to take a college admissions exam? Many schools will say that they are “test optional,” meaning that it is up to the student’s discretion as to whether or not…
Brianna Chu
September 30, 2021
Getting Ready for College

College Prep During Covid-19: To-Do Lists

What Will Colleges Look For? In light of all the changes in college entrance requirements and processes, many students and their parents are wondering what colleges will be looking for in the next wave of admissions. Typically, students know exactly what colleges seek in a strong college applicant. However, this year things are looking blurry. With the cancellation of the SAT/ACT, extracurricular activities on hold, and the difficulty of assessing grades via online learning, students are left to their own initiative and drive to build their resume. Making yourself stand…
Monica Ruz
May 7, 2020
Getting Ready for College

Creating A List of Prospective Colleges

Creating a list of prospective colleges can be overwhelming. We have created some easy steps for you to follow, making the process of picking schools easier and lighter. There are more than 5,300 colleges and universities in the United States. Therefore, parents and their teenage kids often have many questions about how to choose amongst all the choices. In order to create an optimal list, families must look at a few important criteria: affordability, fit, and access. Be Open-Minded You must also start the process with flexibility of thought. Often…
Mundo Academy
February 4, 2020
Getting Ready for College

Create a Test Timeline to Get into Your Dream School

Now is a great time to start planning for your college entrance exam journey to ultimately get into your dream school. Investing some time and energy into a plan now will save you a lot of unnecessary stress. Furthermore, it will give you the confidence you need to get an awesome score. We created a general timeline to use, starting your junior year. Since every student has a different schedule with various activities, we recommend you use our timeline as a general outline and change it to tailor it to…
Mundo Academy
July 30, 2019
Getting Ready for College

Surviving College as a Latinx

Even though more and more Latinxs are attending college, enrollment of Latinx and Black students still lags at top universities and colleges. For example, only 13% of students at Harvard are Latinx while 47% are white, as reported by the New York Times in 2017. While there is much to celebrate in the rising numbers of Latinxs attending college, Latinxs still face many struggles, such as lack of support, cultural barriers, pressure to succeed for the family, discrimination, a feeling of not belonging, and microagressions. If you are a person…
Mundo Academy
April 18, 2019