The company that administers the SAT college admissions test is replacing the so-called adversity score with a tool that will no longer reduce an applicant’s background to a single number, an idea that the College Board’s chief executive now says was a mistake.[Read more…]
Which Schools Prioritize Students Who Have Made College Visits?
Trying to understand how important demonstrated interest is for a college/university you’re considering? Where should you make your college visits? Check out our list of institutions where demonstrated interest is deemed important or very important.
Nevertheless, the list remains a great way to get a better sense for where making a college visit, taking advantage of an optional interview or completing an optional essay prompt may more strongly weigh on your candidacy for admission.[Read more…]
Use Your Test Scores to Earn Scholarships!
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!
College prep tips for parents and students
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.
“Find your passion?” Think twice, scientists say.
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.
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