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Nine Hot Tips to Format Your Common Application Essay

If you do need to submit a core Common App essay (you pick from one of 7 prompts; 250-650 words), here are some tips on how to format your common application essay: Compose your draft in either a Word file or Google docs. Do not craft it directly in the Common...

Interpreting Your ACT and/or SAT Scores

Just got ACT or SAT scores from your High School’s Testing Event and need help understanding what they mean?  SEC can help. FREE 30-minute consultation to help parents and students understand what the scores from recent ACT or SAT testing events mean.  We can compare...

Why You Need an SAT Tutor?

Applying to colleges is an extremely exciting time for students and parents alike. Every parent wants to help their child get off to the best possible start in life, and a big part of that is getting into a good college. College entrance has become quite competitive,...

SEC Leadership Scholarship Award

Scottsdale Education Center is excited to announce their first Leadership Achievement Scholarship of $500 to Marcy Ross. Marcy is graduating from Paradise Valley High School and will be attending ASU in the Fall 2015 where she will be majoring in Nursing. Marcy is a 4...

Good Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities

Good Colleges for students with Learning Disabilities and ADD/ADHD   Some colleges to consider if your student/child has need for additional academic support in college due to a Learning Disability or ADHD.  This list is from college academic support.com and is listed...

Arizona Students and College Admissions

What colleges/universities are included in the Ivy League?  The eight schools included in the Ivy League are: Brown University Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Harvard University Princeton University University of Pennsylvania Yale Although...

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