You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again—colleges like to see their applicants do more than just excel in academics. They like to see involvement in extracurriculars, participation in the community, an active volunteering streak…maybe even a combination of all three! It can get exhausting to try to get all of these bases covered, […]
When it comes to applying to college, perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the whole process is writing those darn essays. No one likes to talk about themselves, and people like talking about themselves even less when what they say could possibly cost them acceptance into their dream school. However, writing those pesky […]
Whether you’re currently applying to college, or are just starting to think about the process, having resources available is something that all students can benefit from. I know that I constantly rely on information and guidance from multiple sources (both online and off) to help me as I counsel students–and, often, the information I get […]
It’s something that we’re hearing more and more of recently–students who are submitting both ACT and SAT score to the colleges to which they are applying. It seems to be a fairly new phenomenon; it’s something that’s become particularly prevalent (and that we’ve been asked more and more about) in the last couple of years. […]
This week’s College Admissions Tip of the Week comes from Lauren Rudick, one of our SAT instructors and college admissions counselors. Letters of recommendation are the one part of your college applications that you don’t do yourself and don’t have direct control over. But you can still influence this part of your applications by choosing […]
Ah, the dreaded essays. They cause sleepless nights, endless fretting, and constant stress. And that’s before you start writing them! Once you begin, it’s an endless stream of worries–are you writing about the right thing? Is this sentence structure correct? Did you say something that might keep you out of your dream school? Is someone […]
Colleges get your ACT scores when they are sent an ACT Score Report. ACT Score Reports are sent directly from ACT at your request.
Although the ACT does not have a formal Score Choice option like the SAT, you can choose which ACT scores colleges will see.
Writing the college application essay can be a pretty intimidating experience. The topics given are often broad (and sometimes not very interesting) and, if they don’t give you a topic, then it can be downright terrifying to write. You want to sound smart, and you also want to sound academically appealing. The problem with all […]
Senior year looms. You have college applications on your mind–and you may be thinking about applying early. What you may not have on your mind, though, is a clear idea of what “applying early” really means: the differences between early action and early decision, when deadlines are, and what you should do to get yourself […]