Inside this issue:

An Inside Look at the Admissions Process
Scholarship Searches

The Truth about the New SAT
Important Deadlines
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Best, Brightest and Rejected:
Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95%

Enrollment at American colleges is sliding, but competition for spots at top universities is more cutthroat and anxiety-inducing than ever. This year, for example, Stanford University accepted only 5 percent of applicants—it turned away 95% of students, most of whom had the same credentials as those lucky enough to be admitted!!! One of the reasons is due to that fact that students are applying to more colleges than ever (the average of 3 a decade ago is now 7 or more). Another reason? Elite colleges are ranked in part by the number of applicants so many of these universities “solicit” high-ranking students simply to increase their applicant pool and manipulate the numbers. For the full article, click this link:

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Last Bit of Advice for Seniors

It’s May and your high school graduation is closer than ever!

But, before you get too excited, remember that there are plenty of loose ends to tie up in high school…and there’s plenty to think about for next semester as well.

Speaking of which, you’re about to embark upon the next phase in life and there’s so much to prepare for, it’s probably a little bit overwhelming to keep it all straight at this point.

That’s why we’ve developed a list to help keep you focused throughout the month on tasks you need to accomplish to finish the school year properly, as well as start preparing for your next semester in college.

So, soon-to-be college freshman, here’s what you need to focus on accomplishing this May:

1. College Summer Orientation Sessions
Take note of any summer orientation sessions that you need to attend for college and start to make plans accordingly, looping your parents in so they can help arrange to attend, too. 

2. Summer Job Planning
Firm up any summer job plans (or make some if you haven’t done so already). 

3. College Savings 
Create a savings plan that allows you to save your summer earnings to start college off on a positive financial note.

4. Final High School Transcripts
Check in with your high school counselor to ensure they have the correct college of choice on record and are forwarding your final school transcripts to the college. 

5. Prepare Your College Budget
Prepare a realistic (note the emphasis on the word realistic) student budget that you can utilize once you get to college. 

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6 Words of Advice for College-Bound Juniors and their Parents

Now that the Class of 2014 will be graduating in a few weeks and heading off to college, it is finally time for the Juniors to begin thinking about the application process. This article has some helpful advice for anxious parents and students ready to vie for those coveted spots in the university system. Check out the full article here: parents_b_5129914.html?utm_hp_ref=tw 

Win a $50,000 scholarship
The Google Global Science Fair 2014 gives students the opportunity to create either a two-minute video or 20-slide presentation in Computer Science & Math, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Flora & Fauna, Energy & Space, Inventions & Innovation, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or Electricity & Electronics. Students must be 13-18 years old and may compete in teams or individually.

For more information, check out this link 

Not ready to start college yet, but want to have a meaningful experience? This brand-new program may be exactly what you re looking for...

American University GAP Program

For the first time, high school graduates who want to explore life before entering college can now do so at American University in Washington, D.C. Students in the AU Gap Program will spend one or two semesters in a D.C. internship, take enriching academics, learn in laboratory environments, and much more! For more information, check out the website:


Cram Class

Give us 3 hours...
and we will get ready for the JUNE 14 ACT!

Join us for the annual ACT Cram Class where Master Teacher Susan Safra offers 22- years of experience and ACT know-how. Whether reviewing the course or taking it for the first time, students will walk away with confidence and ready for the exam the next day.
  • Friday, June 13 from 12:00- 3:00 p.m.
  • Learn how to have more time and not rush on the test
  • Learn the 4 strategies of math to solve most problems
  • Learn the 8 things you must know to pass the English section
  • Learn how to "read" the reading passages without falling asleep

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Need SAT Prep???
We've got you covered!!!!

The next Educational Pursuit SAT Boot Camp begins June 19 OR if this doesn't work for you, join us for a create-your-class where you and your friends choose the days and times you want. We're flexible! Call us for more information at 954-652-0220, or check us out at


Summer Programs


If you are looking for something to do this summer, check out these programs and get started on making it a great summer!
Summer STEM Program at USF
University of South Florida offers a STEM for Scholars program for high school students gifted in the sciences. Students will learn about the various STEM fields, study DNA and Cryptography, conduct scientific research, and use 3D digital documentation. For more information, visit:
Spend 3 Weeks Studying at UM!
 The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience college life AND earn college credits. Students selected for this three-week scholarly program will have the opportunity to:
 • Choose from 12 academic tracks and earn college credit
 • Attend classes  with high school students from around the world
 • Learn from a student-centered curriculum and hands-on activities
 • Acquire time management skills and grow as independent thinkers
 • Live on campus for an inclusive perspective or commute
 • Participate in educational field trips
For more information, visit

Explore language and culture this summer!
Do more than just dream about it— immerse yourself in language and culture. Learn Spanish, French, Chinese, German or Arabic in a supportive, fun environment. So much more than summer camp, the Academy is a unique summer language experience for 8th-12th grade students based on Middlebury College’s famed Language Schools with 100 years of immersion teaching.The Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy offers a four-week residential summer language program, based on Middlebury College's famed Language Schools, for high school students who are passionate about world language study and cultural exploration. For more information, visit
Investigative Journalism Workshop at Boston University
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is again offering a three, two-week workshops will begin on June 30. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills. For more information, visit

Meet our fantastic students...

All of our students are amazing and at EP, we love to brag about them! Here are just a few of our success stories...

Derek W. was offered $120,000 scholarship to attend Stetson University! We are so proud of you, Derek!
Adit Selvaraj recently improved 400 points on his SAT making him college ready! Congratulations Adit!!!
YOU can be next...
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