Your Child’s Mid-term Grades Are Bad. What Can You Do Now?

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 09:48

By Robin Rivers

KEY University Admissions Essay Coach

Yesterday, in the middle of a meeting, I got the text from my daughter’s high school. Mid-term grades are out, and her math teacher wanted to talk. Eyebrows raised, I logged into my e-mail and there was the topic of our discussion staring back at me: a 54.9 percent mid-term grade in math.

Private School Application Checklist: Early October Edition

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 13:38

by Caleb Park

KEY Admissions Advisor

The full moon of the Mid-Autumn Festival is on the wane, but our private school application season is only beginning to wax. It’s now time to turn your eyes away from the autumn sky (and yes, from those scrumptious moon cakes, too) and look squarely at where you are in the application process. 

Private School Admissions Deadlines Are Approaching Fast—Here’s a Primer To Build A Winning Application 

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:30

by Caleb Park

KEY Admissions Advisory Specialist


September is a month of many starts. It signals the start of autumn. It marks the beginning of a new school year. And for many of you taking the plunge to apply for private school, it’s the opening of a hectic application season.

6 Simple but Proven Study Tips

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:25

Studying can be a drain, especially when you’re under a lot of pressure. Three essays that are all due the same day, two research papers that require full annotated bibliographies, a group project that only you seem to care about… Ahhhh, STRESS!

So… what do we do?

2018 Admission trend of University of California: Students need to set realistic admission expectations.

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:37

The University of California recently released its Fall 2018 admissions data. KEY's experts did a thorough analysis on this year’s admission results and trends of the University of California in order to help you set realistic admission expectations for the coming year (Fall 2019) admission cycle.