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Standardized Testing: What You Need to Know

Standardized Testing: What You Need to Know

The prospect of standardized testing is immensely stressful, and parents and students have many questions about standardized testing. Find Your Best-Fit College and Get In Schedule Your Free 30-Minute Consultation...

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The New Sat: How It’s Changed, and How You Can Prepare for It

The New Sat: How It’s Changed, and How You Can Prepare for It

In March of 2016, the CollegeBoard (which administers the SAT and PSAT), kicked off the new SAT, which is a major change from the old one which had been in...

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Acing the SAT and ACT: What You Need to Know

Acing the SAT and ACT: What You Need to Know

Standardized testing is stressful for many students and parents because it has such high stakes. At many U.S. and international universities, test scores are a major factor in admissions decisions....

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Stay On Track for College Admissions Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Stay On Track for College Admissions Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Get up-to-date information and resources to stay on track for college admissions amidst the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Find Your Best-Fit College and Get In Schedule Your Free...

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Here’s How You Can Ace the SAT and ACT

Here’s How You Can Ace the SAT and ACT

LifeLaunchr now has a way to help parents and students to ace the SAT and ACT, through it’s partnership with Aspire Education Project. For over a decade, Aspire Education Project’s...

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Tips for Stress-Free Standardized College Admissions Testing

Tips for Stress-Free Standardized College Admissions Testing

Standardized testing is a complex, and often overwhelming, issue for parents and students thinking about college. To help families with this, Linda King of The King Advantage and Venkates Swaminathan...

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VIDEO: Your Roadmap to Stress-Free College Admissions

On April 2, Aspire Education Project and LifeLaunchr presented a free webinar: “Your Roadmap to Stress-Free College Admissions.” Presented by test preparation expert, Sy Kim, Director of Programs at Aspire,...

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<a href="https://www.lifelaunchr.com/author/swamusyahoo-com/" target="_self">Venkates Swaminathan</a>

Venkates Swaminathan

Venkates Swaminathan (Swami) is the founder and CEO of LifeLaunchr, the world's first virtual college admissions coaching platform, and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Swami has been an executive in the education and technology industries for over 25 years. He has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is the father of a child in college, and in his spare time, he is a jazz and Indian classical singer and pianist.

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Nailing the University of California Personal Insight Questions

Nailing the University of California Personal Insight Questions

The Universities of California require you to answer four of eight personal insight questions. Here's what you need to know to answer these questions.

Filling out the CSS/Profile: Your Guide

Filling out the CSS/Profile: Your Guide

The CSS/Profile, like the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), it is used to determine how much money a college will offer you.

Filling Out the FAFSA: Your Guide

Filling Out the FAFSA: Your Guide

The Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the basis on which colleges decide financial aid, so it is important students and parents fill them out.

Creating An Authentic Balance in Your College List

Creating An Authentic Balance in Your College List

To make a good college list, focus on finding good fits, rather than chasing after the highest-ranked colleges. Rankings are arbitrary.

How You Can Thrive During Remote Learning

How You Can Thrive During Remote Learning

Last spring taught us some lessons about thriving with remote learning. Here are keys to success with online education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Writing About COVID-19 in Your College Admission Essay

Writing About COVID-19 in Your College Admission Essay

For students applying to college using the CommonApp, there are several different places where students and counselors can address the pandemic’s impact, and those different sections have differing goals.

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