College Consulting

How to Choose Your Reach, Target, & Safety Schools

How to Choose Your Reach, Target, & Safety Schools

You might hear the terms reach, target, and safety schools when it comes to creating your college list. LP College Advisor Ashley’s explanation of these terms will help you create a thoughtful and well-balanced list of schools for the application process.

How Do I Motivate My Child to Work Hard at the Admissions Process?

How Do I Motivate My Child to Work Hard at the Admissions Process?

The college admissions process can be overwhelming, especially when students think about ACT scores, AP classes, school visits and more. Former UVA admission dean, Marjorie, shares her advice on how to stay afloat.

What are the different types of admissions decisions?

What are the different types of admissions decisions?

As you’ve been researching different universities and their application deadlines, you may have encountered some unfamiliar terminology. What is Early Action? What is Early Decision? What about Rolling Admission? Let LP’s college advisor, Grace, break down what these terms mean.

How Far Can a Perfect Score Take You?

How Far Can a Perfect Score Take You?

Do you need a 36 to get into a top school? And even then, how different is that really from a 33 or 34? LP’S CEO, Lindsay, gives us the breakdown of what that number actually means and how far it can actually take you.

Do My Senior Year Grades Matter After I’ve Been Admitted?

Do My Senior Year Grades Matter After I’ve Been Admitted?

As the reply deadline approaches, you can take a breath of relief! After all, you deserve to have some fun. However, Marjorie explains the importance of staying focused on your academics and why it matters even after May 1st!

Things to Do (And Avoid!) While You Await College Decisions

Things to Do (And Avoid!) While You Await College Decisions

So you’re waiting for mid-March when colleges will release a flood of seemingly life-defining decisions. It’s a nerve-wracking time, but here are some tips from Sean about how he spent his time waiting for his college decisions!