As a high school student applying to college, a college student or a parent, you may have heard about a relatively new type of educational phenomenon called the MOOC. But what exactly is a MOOC, and what can it mean for students applying to and attending college? MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, and … Continue reading MOOCs for college admissions and credit
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Do you speak English as a second language? Parlez-vous français? ¿Hablas español? Loquerisne Latine? Sprechen sie Deutsch? Languages are important to colleges and their admissions requirements. With most American high schools offering Spanish, French, Latin and sometimes even German or Mandarin, chances are that you have taken your fair share of language courses and have … Continue reading Foreign language requirements for college admissions
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?
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