Something that many of our clients tell us is that they can’t afford to spend six figures for their child to get a bachelors degree. Paying for college is a very real concern for many families. What we tell them is that the most significant way for students to reduce their college tuition and to avoid college debt is to achieve higher test scores. How does that work? This article will tell you.
Your son or daughter can learn skills that will 1) help them achieve higher scores on the SAT or ACT, 2) avoid high tuition costs and college loans, and 3) continue to implement these skills in a way that leads to better grades and better job opportunities.
Experience tells us that high scores on standardized tests translates directly to financial offers at most colleges. These merit scholarships? Those are obtained through diligent test preparation. And the best part is, success can be achieved fairly quickly. Test scores can be raised significantly (at Biltmore Tutoring, we expect to see increases of 200 points on the SAT and 4-8 points on the ACT).
It doesn’t matter how “fair” or “unfair” any given parent or student thinks that standardized testing might be. The reality is that by playing the game, you will very likely end up with tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money (as an example, my daughter applied to eight schools, was accepted at seven, and was offered almost a million dollars in scholarships). By opting out of sending scores, students likely won’t be accepted — and even if they are, they won’t be offered scholarships.
A student’s GPA matters, of course. So do their extracurriculars and the rigor of their coursework. But by the time a student is taking the SAT or ACT, it’s too late to significantly improve their GPA. What you can control is their test scores and where those will end up. That can mean full scholarships, open doors, and new opportunities. Many families are finding that making an investment in their child’s test preparation means that they will graduate from college debt-free (and importantly, so will the family). Call us at Biltmore Tutoring for more information on how we can help you escape college debt.