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What Should a Sophomore Be Doing This Year?

  • Get serious about your studies. Poor grades in 9th grade can sabotage your plans for admission into your first-choice college.

  • Get organized. Put your backpack in order, use a three-ring binder, and create files for your progress reports, volunteer work, awards.

  • Meet with your high school counselor and develop a four-year plan of study.

  • Verify that you are meeting all the requirements for “high school” graduation. Don’t forget to add in the high school level advanced classes (math and foreign language) that you may have taken in 7th and 8th grade.

  • Research honors-level courses if you plan on attending a four-year college. Check out honors classes, AP, IB, Cambridge, and/or dual enrollment.

  • Explore college entrance requirements for the schools you’re interested in. Make certain that you are taking the correct number of core courses. Check out the school’s prerequisites online, talk to your school counselor, visit the college, or attend a college fair.

  • Participate in extracurricular activities. Explore your interest in sports and school clubs. Colleges are looking for well-rounded applicants.

  • Thinking about playing sports in college? Check out the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility requirements at ncaaclearinghouse.net.

  • Research majors or careers that might be a good fit for your interests.

  • Take charge of your education. Try to depend less on your parents reminding you about school responsibilities. After all, are you planning on your parents attending college with you.

  • Broaden your horizons in the summer: Traveling, volunteering, and attending educational enrichment programs are excellent options.

Don’t Be Overwhelmed!

Let me help you find the answers. Get Knowledge for College can simplify the process for the entire family. Choosing to work with Mr. Mastroianni will :

  • Encourage your child to believe in themselves and meet their educational goals.
  • Help relieve the stress between you and your child in this time-consuming college search process,
  • Save you money by helping select the best-fit college and increase the likelihood of a positive college experience.

Imagine This…

  • Your child knows which careers and majors will fit his/her personality and interests.
  • You know how to navigate the financial aid process and understand merit and need-based aid.
  • Your child knows which college they will thrive at.
  • Your child completes college applications, essays, and financial aid forms well before they’re due.

Sound impossible?

It’s Not!

It’s what we do at Get Knowledge for College.

College Planning Service Options

The primary mission of Get Knowledge for College is to help your family through the confusing college search and application process. No one can guarantee your child will be accepted at your first-choice college. It’s up to the student to maintain a high GPA, take a rigorous curriculum, and be active in leadership, volunteerism, and extracurricular activities. We are here to help your child make the best decisions for their future. Personal coaching will occur via one-on-one video conferencing (Skype, Webinar jam, or phone).  Sessions typically last 60 minutes. Prior to our conference, I will ask you to complete a Student Information Form so that valuable time isn’t wasted gathering information.



Getting Started
College Bound Strategy Session (no cost)

Give me fifteen minutes so we can determine if working together would be a good fit. It’s an ideal opportunity to ask questions, clarify your goals, and discuss service options. Consultations will occur via phone, Skype or Webinar jam. Click on the button below and let’s get this show on the road!


Services NOT Provided

Get Knowledge for College believes the qualities that make a student a competitive candidate for the college of his or her choice are:  the rigor of the academic curriculum, test scores, weighted GPA, essays, leadership positions, community contributions, and extra-curricular activities.

In accordance with the rules of the Principles of Good Practice which all IECA members adhere to, we cannot and will not:

  • Guarantee admission to any institution
    Promise any form of financial aid or scholarships
  • Write or substantially revise application essays.
  • Knowingly misrepresent a student’s credentials.
  • Accept compensation based on offers of admission.

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