October 14, 2019The Common, Coalition, and UC Applications
Tips on how to use the Common, Coalition, and UC applications to streamline your college application process. Read More
August 12, 2019College College Transition Tips for Parents
After graduation, it’s obvious that students are in a moment of transition. But what do parents need to know about the transition to college? Read more
July 1, 2019College How to Manage Your Time Wisely in College
Time management skills every student needs to master before entering college. Read more
May 13, 2019College Establishing an Exercise Routine in College
Regular exercise in college can lead to better health and improved academic performance. Read more
April 8, 2019ACT Who Should Take the New July ACT?
Learn whether your student would benefit from the new ACT test date offered in July. Read more
March 18, 2019Admissions What to Do with Early Application Decisions?
Perspectives on handling acceptance, denial, or deferral to schools where a student applied early. Read more
January 28, 2019College What is College for, Anyway?
Explore different perspectives on the purpose of a college education and how it relates to career choice. Read more
January 21, 2019College College Types Interview Series: Ivy League School
The fifth and final interview in Signet's series on different types of colleges focuses on Ivy League schools. Read more
January 7, 2019College College Types Interview Series: Technical Institution
The fourth in Signet's interview series on different types of colleges focuses on technical institutions. Read more
December 31, 2018Admissions What Does it Cost to Go to College?
This post takes a look at the complete picture of expenses involved in attending college. Read more
December 24, 2018College College Types Interview Series: Private Research University
The third in Signet's interview series on different types of colleges focuses on large private research universities. Read more
December 17, 2018College The Value of Alumni References on College Applications
Do high-profile recommendation letters help or harm a student's college application? Read more
December 10, 2018College College Types Interview Series: Private Liberal Arts College
The second post in our series on different types of colleges focuses on the undergraduate experience at a private liberal arts college. Read more
December 3, 2018College Should You Apply Early Decision?
A breakdown of the factors that determine whether students should apply early decision to colleges. Read more
November 26, 2018College College Types Interview Series: Large Public University
In this five-part interview series, college alums share their experiences at different types of schools. Read more
October 15, 2018Common App Demystifying the Common App's Additional Information Section
An overview of how students can successfully approach the Additional Information section of the Common Application for colleges. Read more
October 8, 2018College Productive Career Conversations in Early High School
Guest author Jo Leonard, college admissions consultant and career coach, sheds some light on tackling the college major and career conversation in the first two years of high school. Read more
June 18, 2018College How to Make Pre-Law Advising Work for You
What is pre-law advising, and why is it important? Read more
June 11, 2018College Should I Pursue Pre-Law as an Undergrad?
If the Avenue Q character Princeton had asked me, “What do you do with a B.A. in English?” I would have advised him to consider law school. But he could have asked me what to do with a B.A. in any field, and I still would have said that law school could be an excellent option! Read on if you’re thinking of studying law. Read more
March 13, 2018High Schoolers Spring Semester Junior Year: The College Process Begins
Spring Semester Junior Year: The College Process Begins Read more
March 5, 2018The Signet Way The Signet Method for Studying for Finals
The Signet Method for Studying for Finals Read more
January 30, 2018Admissions Consulting How to Start the College Visit Process
Here at Signet, we believe that a little planning and foresight can make the mysteries of the college admissions process much less, well, mysterious. In this blog post, we’re going to demystify one piece of this process: the college visit. Read more
May 12, 2017Parents Doing the College Transition Right
If your child is heading off to college, read on to learn how to make the transition easier for the both of you. Read more
January 23, 2016Test Prep College Prep Timeline for Juniors
A simple, college prep timeline for high school juniors Read more
August 24, 2015Admissions Should I Apply Early?
Early admissions isn't for everybody. Find out if you are a good candidate to for early admissions. Read more
August 13, 2015Parents 10 Tips for Parents Sending Their Child off to College
Sending your child to college can be a tough transition. Here are 10 tips for making it successful. Read more
August 13, 2015Students Meeting the Challenges of Your Transition to College
The transition to college is exciting, but also has some challenges. Learn how to overcome them here. Read more
August 12, 2015Admissions When Should I Begin my College Applications?
It's your junior year. Time to start applying for college. Where do you begin? Read more
July 6, 2015Students Congratulations High School Seniors!!
You've made it through High School! Here are our best tips for making the best of College! Read more
June 13, 2015Admissions Consulting What is the Real Cost of College?
College is a huge investment. Knowing what the real cost is will help you invest wisely. Read more
May 19, 2014Parents The Right Way to Ask Your Teachers for Help
We're passing on some golden advice on how to ask for help from your teachers. Read more
April 21, 2014Admissions Refining Your College List
Wondering where to apply? Read on for how to narrow your list. Read more
April 7, 2014Admissions Consulting What to Do After You Apply
What high school seniors should do after college apps have been submitted. Read more
April 3, 2014Test Prep The New MCAT 2015
Upcoming changes to the MCAT and how to prepare accordingly. Read more
March 25, 2014Subject Tutoring Study Tips for Literature
Tips for reading a text effectively, from a Comparative Literature PhD candidate. Read more
March 10, 2014Subject Tutoring When to Start Studying for Finals
If you didn't wait until the last second, but also haven't been totally on top of your game since day one, we have tips for you. Read more
February 20, 2014Parents Summer at Brown University
One student's experience with Brown's pre-college summer program. Read more
February 7, 2014Students The Importance of Exercise in College
Why every college student must exercise. Read more
January 6, 2014GMAT How Long Does GMAT Prep Take?
Everything you need to know to create your ideal individualized GMAT study plan. Read more
December 18, 2013Admissions Consulting How to Change Your Major
The entire Signet team went to college confident in the major we had selected, but half of us ended up changing our course of study. Read more
December 7, 2013Admissions Consulting How to Approach the MMI
Medical schools are quickly adopting a new interview format, the multiple mini interview. Do you know what to expect? Read more
November 27, 2013Subject Tutoring Q&A with a Chemistry Tutor
When it comes to chemistry, expert feels like an understatement in describing Austin. Read more
November 19, 2013Admissions Consulting Q&A with a Yale Graduate
Ever wondered what it's like to go to Yale? Well, we went ahead and found out for you. Read more
November 5, 2013Subject Tutoring 5 Tips For Acing Multiple Midterms
How to deal when you don't have the option of taking it one test at a time. Read more
November 1, 2013Admissions Consulting How to Apply to Graduate School
Grad school applications aren't like any you've seen before. Read more
October 16, 2013Parents How to Talk to a Teacher about a Grade
The best way to approach a teacher about an unfair grade. Read more
October 10, 2013Subject Tutoring How to Study for Midterms
One of the best kept secrets of great students is that they don’t study for midterms the way everyone else does. Read more
September 27, 2013Admissions Consulting Q&A with a Harvard Graduate
Want to know what it's like to be a Harvard student? We spoke with a 2005 Harvard grad, our own CEO, to get his first-hand account. Read more
September 24, 2013Graduate School How to Use Online Educational Tools
Free online classes are a hot topic in education. Here's how to use them to your advantage! Read more
September 24, 2013Admissions Consulting How to Choose an Advisor
Hoping to pursue an MA or PhD in an academic field? You need to read this first! Read more
September 9, 2013Admissions Consulting How to Talk to Professors
In the final installment of this three-part series on adjusting to college, Olivia advises future and current students on how to get the most out of relationships with professors. Read more
September 9, 2013Admissions Consulting How to Make Friends in College
Olivia's second post in this three-part series on adjusting to college as a freshman details how she learned to adapt socially in the new college environment. Read more
September 9, 2013Admissions Consulting Time Management in College
One former Signet student's three-part series on beginning college, including time management, extracurriculars and working with esteemed professors. Read more
August 26, 2013Admissions Consulting Q&A with a Northeastern Graduate
Ever wondered what it's like to be a student at Northeastern University in Boston, MA? We spoke with Katie, a 2011 graduate, to learn more. Read more
August 12, 2013Test Prep When Should I Take the LSAT?
So you think you want to go to law school? One of the first things you’ll need to do is take the LSAT. Read more
July 30, 2013Admissions Consulting So, You're on the Wait-List. Now What?
Do's and Don't's from a former Ivy League admissions officer. Read more
July 25, 2013College 5 Note-Taking Tips for College
As you go from high school to college, you'll need to adapt new strategies for success. Read more
July 10, 2013Students A Guide to Life at Harvard
We tapped into our staff resources to conjure up a list of things they love/loved about Harvard. Enjoy! Read more
July 10, 2013Just for Fun Do Extracurriculars Matter in College?
A former president of the Harvard Lampoon says they do. Read more
May 31, 2013Parents How to Concentrate Effectively
A guide to creating the study skills you need to focus. Read more
May 22, 2013Case Study Case Study: Ineffective Work Habits
A Signet student does all the work, but doesn't see the results. Read more to find out what we did to help her get back on track. Read more
May 20, 2013Admissions Consulting Where Have Signet Students Been Accepted?
A master list of the schools where Signet students have earned acceptance. Read more
May 9, 2013Subject Tutoring How to Write a Paper
“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” -Stephen King Read more
April 25, 2013Admissions Consulting How Do You Choose a College?
A comprehensive overview of the essential questions to ask yourself when creating a college list. Read more
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