Did your parents attend college? Or your grandparents? If so, you might want to consider colleges they attended when you begin to develop your college list. (Perhaps they’re already pushing you to look at their alma mater.) The practice of admitting students whose parents or grandparents attended a particular institution – sometimes termed “legacy admissions” … Continue reading What are legacy admissions?
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Every year, hundreds of college coaches search for a new group of athletes to fill their teams. Where will the coaches find these student-athletes? How can you be recruited? Of all the students who hope to compete as an NCAA athlete, typically only one in 50 will actually be recruited. Sitting by your phone and … Continue reading Steps to become a recruited college athlete
Seniors will be hearing from colleges soon. While students might think of only two possible responses from a university (accept or reject), many colleges will add a third option to the mix: waitlist. (There are actually a few other responses, such as a guaranteed transfer, or summer or winter admission.) Being waitlisted by a college … Continue reading What to do if you’ve been waitlisted
When beginning the college admissions process, it’s important to work closely with your school counselor – he or she can serve as a resource for information on developing a college list, standardized tests and financial aid. Because the ratio of students to guidance counselors can be as high as 500:1, however, working with just your … Continue reading Benefits of an admissions counselor
Colleges and universities will typically require applicants to take either the SAT or ACT as part of the admissions process. Many colleges that rank in the top 50 or 100 also require the SAT Subject Tests – academic subject-based tests that help an admissions office assess your child’s preparedness for college. Colleges will also often … Continue reading What are SAT Subject Tests?