Today’s college admission requirements are always changing to incorporate new tests, new schools of thinking and different human traits. More and more students are now taking both the ACT and the SAT, or the ACT in place of the SAT for various reasons. Which one should you take? The SAT can be considered the incumbent … Continue reading Should you take the SAT or ACT?
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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
What will your class schedule look like next year? And does it really matter? (Yes, it does.) Now is the right time to be thinking about your courses for next year and subsequent years. Start with your end goal and work backwards. Do you think you’ll want to major in the arts or humanities? Architecture? … Continue reading Choose wisely! High school course selection
This year’s numbers are out – and for high school students, they don’t look good. College admit rates reached record lows across the board. A sampling: Johns Hopkins (18%), Swarthmore (15%), Duke (13%), Stanford (7%) and Harvard (just 6%). Five trends are driving the increasing application volume and decreasing acceptance rates. More high school students … Continue reading Record low admit rates – and what you can do about it