Articles tagged with College Applications

Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

The following is a guest post written by Application Authority, a college application branding company that helps students differentiate themselves from thousands of other applicants. A perfect SAT score has been considered the Holy Grail of college admissions for years. And for good reason—the SAT and the ACT have been used for decades by schools to predict candidates’ potential for higher education success independent of other accomplishments. But if you have been losing sleep over achieving the ideal 1600 or 36-point score, we suggest you get some rest and consider changing your focus. These tests are flawed The ACT and the S ... Read More About Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

As a high school senior, there are probably many questions on your mind. The biggest area of concern for many high school seniors is the impending college transition. Questions like what college to attend, how test scores and dual credits transfer, and when to send in applications may be on the forefront of your mind. Where do you turn for answers to these serious questions? The beginning of senior year is a great time to ask your guidance counselor about college. High school guidance counselor Patty Crotty says it’s important for high school seniors to know themselves and focus on finding the right fit during the college search. &ldquo ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

Both the College Board and ACT Inc. have revealed redesigns and updates to their exams: the SAT and ACT, respectively. With so many changes to these classic standardized college entrance exams, it might be challenging to decide whether you should take the ACT or SAT (or both!). Gone from the SAT are obscure vocabulary words and science section, and the ACT’s optional essay now requires more analytical input and a more comprehensive reading test. However, some key differences between the exams remain, and some students’ skills will align more closely with those tested on the SAT, while others’ skills will match better with th ... Read More About Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

Top Tips for AP Exam Week

Top Tips for AP Exam Week

If you’re a high school student taking one or more AP classes, springtime can be a tricky time of year. Summer vacation is just around the corner, yet one more challenge stands between you and some well-deserved time off from school: AP exam week. While you’ve been preparing all year for your AP exams, you might still feel a little nervous. Questions like, “Have I prepared well enough?” and “Do I need to study more?” may be running through your mind. While those are valid questions, thinking about them too much will only make you more stressed at this point. Important tips for AP exam week, like getting suf ... Read More About Top Tips for AP Exam Week

4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

Navigating financial aid options can be one of the most daunting parts of applying to college. Yet, it’s often a necessary part of the application process, whether or not you need help paying for college through financial aid. Some financial aid tips for students include understanding how you apply for aid and identifying what kinds of loans are offered, as well as making sure you are educated on all financial aid opportunities available to you. The various financial aid options for students include: Loans - money that must be paid back Scholarships - money that must be earned through some kind of qualifying factor Work-s ... Read More About 4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

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