Students and families often have questions about the information provided in their SAT Score Report. To help you better understand your scores, here is a helpful guide.
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.
North Carolina’s high school students are now achieving higher scores than the national average on the revamped SAT exam, even though the majority of the state’s seniors are now taking the ACT.
North Carolina’s graduating class of 2017 posted an average score of 1,081 on the new SAT exam – 21 points above the national average of 1,060. The College Board overhauled the exam with changes that lowered the maximum score to 1,600, eliminated obscure vocabulary words, dropped the penalty for guessing and made the essay optional.
Each summer Brennan Barnard, director of college counseling at the Derryfield School in Manchester, N.H., publishes a summer reading list with recommendations from college admissions counselors and deans.
Here is his 2018 list of nearly 40 fiction and nonfiction books, with some titles that can appeal to just about everybody.