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College Admissions Newsletter – January 17, 2014


College Admissions Newsletter

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7 Ways to Increase Your ACT Score

Since the ACT is a curriculum-based test, many students are able to significantly improve their scores with practice and familiarity with the exam.  These resources can help:

Testing Timer Watch Helps Students on ACT

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…..

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.

Nine Point Checklist After Submitting Your College Application

Most students heave a sigh of relief after they click on the college application submit button.  Some of these same students find themselves in a panic when they learn that components of their application package may not have arrived at the admissions office.


Barron’s 6 ACT Practice Tests


College Data 

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How to Handle a College Admissions Deferral

Some students who are deferred consider themselves rejected.  Until a few years ago, relatively few students were denied admission during the early round.  These days a deferral should be considered a definite maybe.  Here’s what you can do to….

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.

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.

What Do You Need for Admission to Florida SUS Schools?

Each year, the Florida State University System (SUS) publishes a matrix with helpful admissions-related information pertaining to the various Florida SUS schools. Matrix information for each school includes Mid-Range SAT & ACT Scores and Recalculated GPA for recently admitted students.  While many of the popular Florida SUS schools also consider application essays, activities and other factors, the objective information provided in the matrix can help you assess your competitiveness for admission.  

16 Great College Research Websites and Resources

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Upcoming Registration Deadlines:

Test date: 3/8/2014

Test Type: SAT

Registration Deadline: 2/7/2014

Late Registration Deadline: 2/21/2014

Test date: 2/8/2014

Test Type: ACT

Late Registration Deadline: 1/24/2014


Subject Tests:

Upcoming Exams:

SAT – Jan 25

ACT – Feb 8

SAT – March 3

ACT – April 12

SAT – March 3

ACT – April 12

SAT – May 3

SAT – June 7

ACT – June 14

College Admissions Newsletter – December 12, 2013

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