About Andy Peters

Andy Peters is General Academic's Senior Manager. He graduated from the University of Michigan, where he received a BA in English in 2015 and an MA in Educational Studies in 2016. Andy has more than 8 years of teaching and tutoring experience; before joining General Academic, he was a high school English teacher at an innovative Michigan charter school.

Test-Optional College Admissions for Texas Students

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the overwhelming majority of colleges in the US have adopted a test-optional policy, meaning that they do not require students to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications. Fast forward four years and many elite colleges like MIT, Dartmouth, and Georgia [...]

, 2024-04-14T13:33:29-05:00February 8th, 2024|ACT, College, P/SAT|

Automatic Admission at Texas Colleges for 2023-2024

Every Texas public college, more than 30 in total, grants automatic admission to resident, high-school seniors who meet certain class rank and/or standardized test requirements. In fact, automatic admission is usually the most practical way for high achieving Texas residents to gain admission to prestigious public colleges like the [...]

, 2024-02-12T10:25:09-06:00October 5th, 2023|College|

College Essay Tips – Common App, Supplemental Essays, and More

The fall semester can be an exciting and stressful time for high school seniors, as college application deadlines begin in early November and continue through January and into the spring. If your child is like most students nationwide, they’ll probably apply to seven to ten colleges in total. Your Texas [...]

, 2024-02-12T10:25:51-06:00August 1st, 2023|College|

Major 2019-2020 Houston Academic Year Dates to Know

Houston ISD School Holidays 2019 August 26 - First Day of School for HISD / Rice September 2 - Labor Day October 9 - Fall Holiday November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Winter Break December 23 - January 3, 2020 2020 January 20 - Martin Luther King Day March [...]

2020-02-20T15:53:23-06:00August 1st, 2019|ACT, ISEE, P/SAT, Schools|
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