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Build an A+ Extracurricular Resume

Last Updated on Nov 12, 2020 9:40:27 AM

Your extracurricular activities play a significant role on your college application. In fact, for most selective colleges, they’re the next most important factor after your academic record and test scores. And without test scores, your activities play an even greater role!

Topics: College Admission, Extracurricular Activities

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Topics: College Admission, Extracurricular Activities

When Your GPA Still Doesn't Equal Your GPA

Last Updated on Sep 30, 2020 2:40:55 PM

In August of last year, our blog titled “When your GPA doesn't equal your GPA” discussed the varying ways in which colleges look at students’ grades – and the strength of the schedules that produced those grades – in making admissions decisions. In that blog, we noted that “When it comes to your GPA, the one that’s on your transcript is not necessarily the one that colleges will use!” That’s every bit as true now as it was then, and it’s also true, in spades, for the Florida State University System (SUS) schools that will be the focus of this blog.

Topics: College Admission, Application Essays, Person Statement

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Topics: College Admission, Application Essays, Person Statement

Covid Conversations with Colleges

Last Updated on Aug 18, 2020 10:23:42 AM

 

Topics: College Admission, UF, FSU, UCF, COVID-19

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Topics: College Admission, UF, FSU, UCF, COVID-19

Conversations with FRAC

Last Updated on Jul 30, 2020 4:19:19 PM

 

Topics: College Admission

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Topics: College Admission

Fall 2020 College Applications: The Impact of COVID-19

Last Updated on May 15, 2020 10:30:59 AM

In several recent blogs, we enumerated the effects of the Coronavirus on colleges and applicants. This blog will expand and summarize our findings.

Application deadline and decision dates: Despite the pandemic, most colleges are not changing their application deadline and decision dates for next year, at least at present, and the “at present” is an important proviso.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning

New Intel on the SAT and ACT

Last Updated on Apr 18, 2020 2:55:04 PM

The College Board just postponed the June SAT, and also announced that it will offer one test every month from August to December, and that it will increase testing capacity for those tests dates. Priority registration will be offered to juniors who don’t yet have an SAT score and for those who previously registered for the June administration. It will also offer school-day testing in the fall and likely explore a test-at-home option similar to the upcoming AP exams.

Topics: Study Tips, ACT, College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, SAT, Test Optional

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Topics: Study Tips, ACT, College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, SAT, Test Optional

The Coronavirus: Creates College Admissions Vertigo

Last Updated on Apr 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM

The Coronavirus has affected almost everything – including college admissions (see here for an expansive view). The recent changes have been dizzying.

In the last two weeks, many colleges, some of them highly selective, have made the SAT/ACT test-optional for applicants – typically as a short-term trial (see below) – with Covid-19 being the proximate cause. For those colleges, waiving their test score requirement will go into effect for the 2020–21 admission cycle and will be evaluated in 2021 (or 2023 for a few) after the close of that cycle in order to determine whether to make the policy ongoing. Here’s our most recent listing of those schools and what they’ve reported about the duration of the change (in years):

Topics: College Admission, ACT/SAT, Educational-Consulting, Test Optional

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Topics: College Admission, ACT/SAT, Educational-Consulting, Test Optional

The Many – and Confusing – “Flavors” of GPA

Last Updated on Feb 5, 2020 10:09:30 AM

Writing concisely about high school GPAs (Grade-Point Averages) so that readers completely understand how GPAs are calculated and used is a daunting task, but we’re going to give it a try.

Topics: College Admission, GPA

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Topics: College Admission, GPA

ACT Superscoring: Some Surprising Findings by the ACT

Last Updated on Aug 28, 2019 11:47:00 AM

Colleges have their own ways to view SAT and ACT scores when they’re comparing applicants for admission, and that’s particularly true when applicants have taken those tests more than once.

Topics: ACT, College Admission, superscore

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Topics: ACT, College Admission, superscore

SAT or ACT: Choose Wisely - Part 2

Last Updated on Apr 29, 2019 1:35:10 PM

In the world of college admission testing, we’re moving steadily towards a future in which testing takes on a very different look. In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed the existing ACT and SAT. Our goal was to help students and their parents make informed decisions when it comes to selecting and preparing for an upcoming exam. Today, part 2, we’ll examine some current trends in testing and consider how they may shape the future. But, first, we’ll take a look at another test that is occasionally used in the admission’s process.

Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, Subject Test

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Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, Subject Test

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