Archive for February, 2012

Using SAT and ACT Score Choice and Superscore to Your Advantage

Most students know that in order to apply to college, they must take the SAT or ACT. Yet far fewer students know the policies for submitting these tests to colleges, and the guidelines colleges use when considering test scores. With the College Board’s relatively recent introduction of Score Choice for the SAT, in addition to disparate policies on superscoring at universities across the country, deciding what to do (or not do) with your SAT and ACT scores has become a complex process. This article will guide you through the concepts of Score Choice and superscoring, and will explain how and when you can use them to your advantage. Continue reading ‘Using SAT and ACT Score Choice and Superscore to Your Advantage’

The Facts About SAT Subject Tests

The SAT Subject Tests are a cause of concern for many students. This article will facilitate the decision-making process, leaving more time to prepare for the tests. Continue reading ‘The Facts About SAT Subject Tests’

Planning Summer Break: Activities that Look Best on College Applications

It’s February, and school work, clubs, and winter sports probably dominate your freshman, sophomore, or junior’s daily thoughts and routine.  Consequently, summer break may seem like a long way off.  The fact is, however, summer activity opportunities are currently becoming available, and the rosters for these activities are already filling up.  In other words, now is the time to plan ahead while summer prospects that expand your student’s passions and look great on college applications are still available.  What activities do both?  Read on for specific advice about the best summer activities for your high school student from a college admissions perspective. Continue reading ‘Planning Summer Break: Activities that Look Best on College Applications’