A word on the recent college admissions scandal.

The recent college admissions scandal has sparked an important debate around ethical access to higher education. Some sectors are calling for a de-emphasis on test scores, claiming the scandal is yet another indication of testing’s inherent biases. Others argue that scores are in fact the most “objective” criteria in the process.  At the end of the day, nearly everyone agrees that scores […]

Supporting Students with Learning Differences

On Tuesday, October 9th, North Avenue was thrilled to partner with Amy Romm Lockard, Founder and President of Dovetail College Consulting. Amy is a college admissions expert with over a decade of combined college consulting and high school counseling experience. In her presentation, she discussed how to approach college admissions for teens with a learning […]

So… the ACT now has six sections?

Students who took the September 8th ACT were surprised to see an extra section. In addition to the usual English, Math, Reading, Science, and (optional) Writing, they were given a shorter, sixth section. Some students got another helping of math, some read an extra passage, and some confronted an unexpected dosage of science. This extra, […]