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Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate?

Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate?


February 24, 2017    ksa

Parents often want to know how college admission officers view Advanced Placement (AP) versus International Baccalaureate (IB) courses on a high school transcript. Here are descriptions of both programs and some ways to evaluate them.   First, what are they? AP stands for Advanced Placement, a series of courses developed in the U.S. in 1956 by…

Paying For College – What is tuition discounting? Part 1

Paying For College – What is tuition discounting? Part 1


July 13, 2015    ksa

As promised over on the KSA Educational Consulting Facebook page, I’ve begun a series of tips and posts about paying for college. Today’s post should interest any student planning to attend college or anyone who has a vested interest in such a student. So if this is you, read on! Tuition discounting is probably one…

Not Too Late To Apply – Colleges Still Have Room And Money

Not Too Late To Apply – Colleges Still Have Room And Money


July 13, 2015    ksa

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably applied to schools and been admitted. You may have even honored the May 1st National Response Deadline and indicated to a college or university that you intend to register for classes, move into a residence hall and attend orientation. Maybe you have a hoodie with this school’s name on…

Denied: A Cautionary Tale of College Applications Gone Awry

Denied: A Cautionary Tale of College Applications Gone Awry


July 13, 2015    ksa

This is the time of year when I begin to hear from parents of students who’ve been denied admission to the college of their choice. These are tough conversations. Parents are doing a lot of second-guessing, wondering if things would have been different if they’d hired me or someone else to help them with the…

Post Secondary Enrollment Options

Post Secondary Enrollment Options


February 25, 2015    Kimberly

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program for high school seniors and juniors in some states, including Ohio. The options allow students to take courses at the college level for free and earn both high school and college credit. PSEO is often referred to as dual enrollment. Why should a student pursue PSEO? –…

Mothering – Today and Every Day

Mothering – Today and Every Day


May 11, 2014    ksa

Since today is Mother’s Day and most of you reading this are either parents or educators/counselors who have mothered hundreds of children, I thought I’d share my journey to becoming a mother. Remember today the impact you have made on the young lives you’ve touched, and the impact they’ve made on you. In my twenties,…