College admissions officers consider many factors, including your GPA and rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include on your application, and why? Consider joining clubs as early as freshman year. Maybe you’re not sure which clubs you’ll like and which ones you won’t like … Continue reading With extracurricular activities, less can mean more
Earlier this week, the College Board made a major announcement regarding SAT Subject Tests and the optional essay portion of the SAT. So what does this mean for students applying to college in 2021 and beyond? Here’s what is changing, and perhaps more importantly, what these changes mean for students: Announcement #1: SAT Subject Tests … Continue reading What does the elimination of SAT Subject Tests mean for you?
Deferrals and rejections are an unfortunate part of the college application process that high school seniors will confront each year. While we encourage families to hope for the best, it’s equally important to be prepared for an unfavorable decision following Early Decision/Early Action applications. Here are some useful tips for students whose early applications have been deferred: Keep your head … Continue reading What to do if you’ve been deferred
If your child is applying to college, there is no doubt a lot of excitement (and other emotions!) in your home. You may be excited for your son or daughter to experience the world on his or her own next year, to learn from a great college or university. Or you may be excited that … Continue reading What is a parent’s role in the college admissions process?
Here’s a look at the University of Notre Dame’s 2020-2021 supplemental essay prompts and how to best answer them. The University of Notre Dame Writing Supplement consists of one (1) essay response to a required question and two (2) essay responses to questions you select from a list of options provided. In total, you will … Continue reading University of Notre Dame supplemental essays 2020