The Rise of Test Optional Admissions – Although many colleges have considered candidates for admission without standardized test results for years, there has been a recent increase in the number and selectivity of colleges offering test optional admissions.
This month’s newsletter includes:
Big Fish or Little Fish? – Deciding if you’ll be better suited to being a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond is an important part of finding
Author: Rhonda Manns, Educational Consultant, A2Z College Planning
Everyone knows that an SAT or ACT score is an important part of the college admissions process, and yet many parents send their kids to take the test without
Few college admission requirements generate more angst than standardized testing. When considered along with a student’s academic record, such tests are intended to help admission officers determine whether students can do the work academically in the first year of college.
Many parents don’t realize the time to start planning for college is early in the high school years. You may think you have plenty of time to complete the tasks necessary for college entry in the senior year of
“This Is How the New SAT Will Test Vocabulary” by Katy Steinmetz
A redesigned SAT due out in the spring of 2016 will no longer reward students for the rote memorization of semi-obscure word definitions, but instead emphasize “high utility” words
Author: Sheba Lowe Brown
Tips for Taking the ACT
Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet.
Read the directions for each test carefully.
Read each question carefully.
Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a
Examinations are a fact of life in college. When you take a test, you are demonstrating your ability to understand course material. Here are some tips to help you develop great test taking skills.
Take a Note
It is in the junior year of high school that you’ll make critical decisions that could have a major impact on the next five years of your life (and beyond!) as you start narrowing down lists of colleges and