For most high school seniors, the college application season has ended and the focus has shifted to enjoying the final semester and waiting for admission decisions. While it’s tempting to sit back and relax, here are some tips to improve your candidacy and reduce the high cost of college.
Her story is not unusual — stellar grades, challenging course load, strong SAT scores and recommendations, assortment of activities and community service — applied to a dozen highly-selective institutions (“reach schools”) and was rejected across the board. Adding insult to injury, Bella was also turned down by some of the “likely schools” to which she applied.
The 2014-2015 Common Application, scheduled to launch on August 1, 2014, will include five “personal statement” essay prompts. The prompts were designed to enable applicants to tell their unique stories as part of a holistic selection process.
During 11th grade, the college preparation process kicks into high gear. In addition to building credentials, college-bound juniors should focus on preparing for entrance exams, exploring colleges and learning about student aid.
One of the biggest challenges students face on college entrance exams is managing their time. Many students spend valuable test time checking the clock to figure out how much time is left and if they are on pace to finish. Made specifically for the ACT, the Testing Timers ACT aTest Timer Watch contains preset timing for all 5 sections of the test: English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing…..
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