Teen Playing With Dog

Can a 13 year old take care of a dog?

Tara Cunningham Teen Issues

GPA – grade point average is the scoring system used throughout the states to determine a student’s performance in each high school subject. A good GPA is anything higher than the national average, which is 3.0. The higher your GPA the better chance you have of acceptance to your dream school.  Your GPA score will determine which school you can …

Should I go to college out of state?

Tara Cunningham College Life, High School

Going to college is a life changing decision. Where you choose to attend is also very important. Let’s look at what might be involved in that decsion. You should go to college out of state if you have the resources to do so. You won’t be limited by course choice but financially it is more expensive. There are just over …

Getting into College After Gap Year

Tara Cunningham College Life, High School

Deciding to take a gap year after high school is a time when a teen can mature, figure out who they are. But is it for everyone and what difficulties might arise? Getting into college after gap year is harder than going straight from high school. The best solution is to apply as normal and defer your place. The process …

Good GPA Score

What is a good GPA?

Tara Cunningham Exam Stress, High School, Motivation

GPA – grade point average is the scoring system used throughout the states to determine a student’s performance in each high school subject. A good GPA is anything higher than the national average, which is 3.0. The higher your GPA the better chance you have of acceptance to your dream school.  Your GPA score will determine which school you can …

Stuffed Animal at College

Stuffed Animal at College

Tara Cunningham College Life

My daughter is in her sophomore year of college. Leaving for college was a huge deal and whatever was going to make that transition easier was taken on board. Read on to see how we felt about her bringing a stuffed animal with her. A stuffed animal is going to make the transition from home to college easier. In a …

Sorority House

Should I Join a Sorority?

Tara Cunningham College Life

Living away from home – possibly for the first time – can be a daunting thing to get your head around. With the stress of that and class, maybe joining a sorority might be some fun. Joining a sorority is not like joining any other club. There is much to consider before you commit to the Greek Life. 1. Sorority …

SAT and Act Test

Should I take both the SAT and Act?

Tara Cunningham Exam Stress, High School, Motivation

SAT and Act are different exams that require different areas of study. Taking both will certainly be an advantage but it will depend on what kind of student you are. The real question is do I need to? It’s better to take more than one test to increase your chances of success but you must consider the prep time. Here’s …

SAT Test Sheet

Taking SAT first time senior year

Tara Cunningham Exam Stress, High School

In order for you to apply to college you must take either an SAT or ACT. You will need to supply your scores on your application and more than one is always better. You can take your SAT for the first time senior year. Don’t leave it too late to jeopardize your college application. You can take it as early …

GPA SAT ACT Score

Is GPA or SAT score more important?

Tara Cunningham High School

Applying to college is an important stage in life. Lots of organizing needs to be done for your application to go smoothly. To determine what is most important read on. You need GPA to get offered a college place. SAT scores are required in most but not all colleges. Colleges look at both to determine your place. High scores in …

Car filled for College

How often should I go home from college?

Tara Cunningham College Life

Moving to college is a big step in a teens life. (and a parents life!) Starting in college or university is not just about classes and learning. It’s also about becoming an independent adult. You should only go home from college once or twice per semester. Visits home should be limited to prevent homesickness and allow for college adjustment. How …