by Roger Martin | September 18, 2020 As a former college president, I think the college interview is important part of the college admissions and application process and, if I had some kind of mythical authority, I would require all schools to do them. My reason? The interview puts a human face on all the data admissions officers mull over when they are deciding who to admit. What high school students should know about college interview questions When I do mock college interviews as a volunteer at my local high school, students with less than spectacular grades often
Get a feel for how much grades, tests and your resume really matter from those who review the applications. By Stacey Colino, Sept. 15, 2020 Keep in mind that different colleges place varying levels of importance on standardized tests. WHEN APPLYING TO college, many students think they know which strategies will help them attract the attention – in a good way – of admissions officers. But there's often a gap between perception and reality about what actually matters, and what matters most, when it comes to grades, test scores, extracurricular activities and other factors.
Test scores don't drive college admissions decisions; it's the more qualitative factors that help schools round out a class, experts say. By Lindsay Cates In March 2019, federal prosecutors uncovered a criminal conspiracy to influence admissions at eight universities, including the University of Southern California, Yale University, Georgetown University and Stanford University. Thirty-three parents had allegedly paid a college prep firm a combined $25 million to falsify their children's standardized test scores or bribe coaches to list them as recruited athletes. Since
SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS TIPS" Topics we will cover - different categories of scholarships, scholarship requirements, deadlines, and the do's and don'ts before jumping into the scholarship search. Join us: Tuesday, Aug 4th 6:00pm -7:00pm Join us online via ZOOM sponsored by the Collierville Burch Library Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdeivpjMqHNxSgFoB9_iMwwJ2VzgR5QuU
How would your factors stack up using the rubic? When making admissions decisions, colleges and universities in the US don’t just look at grades and test scores. There are a myriad of factors that admissions officers consider when evaluating college applications, and it’s essential to understand what colleges are looking for to have the best chance of admission to your top-choice colleges. Colleges want to build well-rounded classes made up of specialists who can contribute to the campus community in ways other than high academic performance. Taking only the applicants
Top 10 College Majors College offers you many academic freedoms. You can cultivate existing passions and explore new interests—and find a major that will put you on the career path you want. Whatever major you choose, don't pick based on the courses that come easiest to you, or what your friends are studying, because you'll be cheating yourself out of some great opportunities and self-discovery! We compiled this list of best college majors based on research covering job prospects, alumni salaries, and popularity. That doesn’t mean every course of study listed here will guarantee you a
Test-Optional Schools: What’s the Deal? Do you dread standardized tests? If so, you may be intrigued by the possibility of avoiding the tests and applying to colleges that are test-optional. Should you worry that this will put you at a disadvantage? In truth, a growing number of prestigious schools are becoming test-optional. These institutions don’t view the SAT® or ACT® as necessarily being the best predictor of academic success in college. They realize that your high school performance says a lot more about your aptitude, hard work, and intellect than a one-time test
Class of 2021 College Application Season Preparation Class of 2021 Application Season Preparation In less than 11 months, the Class of 2021 students will be done with their college applications and will begin receiving their early action application results shortly after. Here are a few things to start focusing on to ensure you’ll be ready to start the applications! Project your GPA Schools will be asking about the student’s academic history through the summer after their junior year (for the most part). The colleges will ask what courses the students are taking