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College Admissions Newsletter – December 5, 2013

 

College Admissions Newsletter –

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New SAT Delayed to 2016

Members of the Class of 2017 will be the first students to take the new SAT. Many consider the College Board’s decision to reformulate the SAT a reflection of increased competition from the more popular ACT college entrance exam.

College Planning for High School Juniors

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.

Creating a Blog or Website to Showcase Your Athletic Ability, Passion, Talent or Interest

What do a student athlete, artist, avid reader, theater critic, human-rights advocate, literacy promoter, community service opportunity researcher, book seller and junk food junkie have in common?  They all are high school students using the Internet to present themselves, their business, or their passion.

Beating the Admissions Odds: 11 Tips Every Applicant Should Know

While there’s no getting around the surge in college applications, there are ways for savvy students to improve their chances of admission.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BOOK OF THE WEEK:

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014

TEST PREP BOOK OF THE WEEK:

Barron’s 6 ACT Practice Tests

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:

CollegeData.com

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ADMISSIONS EDGE:

Advice for the College Interview

A college interview is an ideal time to show that you are more than just paper credentials, essays and recommendations.

Recommendations for Recommendations

Many colleges will require two or three recommendations from high school teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or others who know you in an academic, extra-curricular or leadership capacity. 

High School Resume Action Words

The following words can be helpful when describing your extracurricular activities, awards and achievements and volunteer service.

ENTRANCE EXAMS:

Test Timer Watch Helps Students on ACT

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.

 

ACT or SAT?: Choosing the Right Exam For You This Princeton Review book can help you decide based on an assessment of  your strengths, weaknesses and personal test-taking skills.

APPLICATION ESSAYS:

17 Point Checklist Before Submitting Your College Application

Before you click “SUBMIT”, consider the following checklist and take the time to review your college application very carefully. 

19 Application Essay Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Many students trip over common obstacles in their application essays.  Learn how to avoid these damaging traps.

College Essay Organizer Offers Time-Saving Guidance and Tools

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New York University

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