College Prep

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We know that high-achieving young scholars often feel the need to begin planning for college early, and that the process of deciding what college to attend can be stressful. To help, we provide an online publication created with academically talented students in mind.

Ready for College

Ready for College is an online publication that guides gifted students through the sometimes confusing world of college preparation. Articles cover grade-specific advice from seventh grade through senior year in high school, including topics such as building a precollege plan, extracurricular activities, financial aid, how to find the college that's right for you, and what colleges look for in an application.

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Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Enrollment provides benefits that last through the end of high school, including the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, specialized publications, college prep advice, and access to educational programs.