Sunday, December 13, 2020

SAT and ACT: Info & Prep

ACT & SAT
Many colleges require standardized testing for admission. All colleges take both exams, the ACT and the SAT, and show no preference for either exam. The optional essay is eliminated as of Spring 2021.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Want to Participate in College Athletics?

Those who intend to play sports in college have additional work to do. Some extra tasks are:

Friday, December 4, 2020

Basic Facts & Assumptions-read this first!

GRADES ARE #1
Grades are always the #1 thing colleges examine for admissibility. #2 is the rigor of courses you are enrolled in: college prep, honors and AP courses. If you are easily earning As in college prep courses, colleges expect you to move up. #3 are test scores (ACT or SAT). Are your scores consistent with your grades? A student with a 3.9 GPA and 550 SAT scores indicates a terrific work ethic that is overcompensating for average test scores. A student with 640 SAT scores and a 2.8 GPA is an underachiever: the test scores say the student is far more talented than the B- average he or she is earning in high school. At most colleges, scores and GPA must be commensurate. Students with the high GPA and so-so test scores should consider test-optional colleges, and students with the B average & high test scores need to work on their grades as much as possible, especially junior & senior year. Use collegeboard.org & Naviance to see which colleges are a good match for you.