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Happy New Year! The New Year is a great time to make plans, set goals and create new habits. Regardless of your year in high school, I have some suggestions to add to your New Year’s Resolutions:

1-Plan Your Summer Wisely

2-Be mindful about your academics (more on this next month)

3-Start Connecting with Colleges (more on this in March)

4-Explore majors, careers, interests, and values (coming this spring)

5-Focus on the positives and learn how to reduce your stress (more info coming this spring)

6-College Research Tips (more info coming this summer)

Read here for details on how to keep New Year’s Resolution #1.


If you took the PSAT in October, you should have received the score report this month. Here is a video explaining how to read your report, and continue reading for tips on understanding your scores. Focusing on the total score will give you a rough prediction of what your SAT score would be if you took it the same day as your PSAT. So, if you are a junior, keep in mind the amount of prep you have done and what your target score range is (based on the colleges you are considering) as you determine how much test prep you will need in the future.