This time of year, high school students are particularly concerned with increasing their SAT/ACT scores to gain entry to their school of choice. Taking and retaking practice tests and real-life tests, they work hard to apply themselves and add points to their composite score for the highest possible outcome before they graduate. It is a common misconception, though, that a high SAT or ACT score will just gain you admission to your dream school– most students are not aware that your score could also help you achieve the scholarships you want!
Students across the country are now back in school, and for many families, conversations about life after high school are just beginning.
Ned Johnson has some advice for parents as they help guide their children through the college search and selection process. Johnson and William Stixrud, who together penned The Self-Driven Child, shared tips in a recent article published by U.S. News & World Report.
You might want to think twice before advising your students to find their passions.
Although the advice is well-intentioned, a new study suggests the guidance may encourage young people to close off their minds to other subjects.
While your school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores are important, they don’t give a full picture of who you are. College admissions officers are looking for students that will create an incoming class with diverse interests and backgrounds.