Archive for March, 2012

What is the ACT?

If you are reading this article, you might be trying to find the answer to at least one of these questions: Do all colleges accept the ACT? Do colleges prefer the SAT over the ACT? Is the ACT harder than the SAT? Should I take the SAT or the ACT? Read on to find the answers and for more details about the ACT. Continue reading ‘What is the ACT?’

How to Study for the SAT Subject Tests

Now that you have decided which Subject Tests to take, it is time to figure out how to study for them. Though each test covers different materials, the approach to studying for them is similar. This article will outline the general strategy when studying for Subject Tests and offer tips specific to each test type.

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Can Athletics Help Me Get into College?

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in our four-part series Demographic Factors in College Admissions.

In short, yes.  In fact, exceptional athletic talent and achievement can be the difference between a rejection and acceptance to high-caliber universities across the nation.  However, few student-athletes are aware of the numerous qualifications they must meet in order to be eligible to be recruited.  And even fewer realize the steps they can take to leverage their odds of admission.  Read on for college admissions advice tailored to outstanding high school athletes. Continue reading ‘Can Athletics Help Me Get into College?’

How Important are SAT Scores to Colleges?

Claremont McKenna College announced in January that an admissions official had released inaccurate SAT score statistics in an effort to boost the school’s standing in the U.S. News & World Report Rankings. A college trying to game the rankings with false data is nothing new. In recent years, misleading information has been submitted by the law schools at the University of Illinois and Villanova University, and perhaps most egregiously by Iona College.

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How to Choose the Right High School Classes

Each spring, students decide which classes to take during the upcoming year. What many students do not realize is the classes chosen freshman year can affect which classes are available senior year. It is important to research your options and carefully select which classes to take. This article will discuss common choices students face and offer insight on how to make choices that are right for you.

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