Preparing for College

To the Magnificent and Mystical Class of 2019!

Ryan in HS with Beatles poster
Dear Students, As I have been hearing about your graduations, saying goodbyes and attending open houses, I felt compelled to send you this note of reflection and praise. It got me thinking…. This Class of 2019 was magnificent and mystic. More on the second word at the end... This whole college thing is an epic time! Thinking back on my college days still fills me with a sense of giddy awe. ...
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Lettering in Kindness

Lettering in kindness
We love a new trend we’re hearing about in local high schools. A recent article in the StarTribune said Minnetonka, Edina, Eden Prairie and Stillwater school districts are tapping into young people’s desire to do good by giving them the opportunity to earn varsity letters in community service. Have any of you lettered in kindness? We'd love to hear about it!
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Spring Break College Visits: What to Know Before You Go

For those students not hitting the beach this spring break, college visits might be on the docket. But walking around campus and checking out the library and dining hall aren’t the only things you should do to make the most of your school stopover. A school visit requires a little planning before you go. Evaluating a college isn’t just about the campus exterior, but whether it’s a good match...
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Focus on the Future – Ferguson Tutoring Open House

LEARN MORE 6 pm: Countdown to College Presented by Sue Luse and Ryan Luse Bring your Notebooks! Parents and students are encouraged to attend this workshop. College Expert® will outline the admissions process, provide you with a college prep timeline you can start as early as freshman year, and so much more! Parents, better understand your role in this process. Read more details abo...
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2018 Fall College Fairs

Don’t miss these opportunities to connect with your colleges! Sept. 23, 12:30-3pm: The Minnesota Independent School Partnership Fair, for students and parents of the partnership schools, held at Mounds Park Academy. October 9, 7-9pm: The Minnesota Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, held at the Minnesota Institute of Arts. Oct. 23, 6pm: The LD/ADHD College Fair, for students wh...
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Farewell Class of 2017

Ryan in HS with Beatles poster
Dear Students, Many of you right now are preparing to embark on what will surely be one of the most profound and memorable chapters of your lives. College is still something that resonates with me and I know it will until I am old and losing my hair… actually just old! Some of you may already be on campus experiencing a total mind-body eclipse- there is a ton to take in! I hope the big move-...
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Test-prep Tips for College Entrance Exams

Test-prep Tips for College Entrance Exams:The ACT, SAT, and PSAT Many colleges and universities require scores from either the ACT or SAT as part of their applications, which are due during the first semester of senior year. By planning ahead, students can begin the test-prep process much earlier and give themselves time to perform well. The ACT and SAT are typically offered at least six tim...
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How is College Different from High School?

This is a great article comparing and contrasting the differences between high school and college, courtesy of Southern Methodist University (SMU). Enjoy and share this article with someone who is preparing to go to college. FOLLOWING THE RULES IN HIGH SCHOOL CHOOSING RESPONSIBLY IN COLLEGE High school is mandatory and usually free College is voluntary and expensive ...
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It’s Time for Students to RAVE about Summer

In my educational practice, the upcoming months of June, July, and August are some of the busiest for me and my College Expert team. We take full advantage of school being out to introduce rising seniors to essays, resumes, and applications, and to help underclassmen boost test scores on college entrance exams, pursue academic interests, and add depth to their activities. At times, it can be tempt...
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