Summer College Visits – Plan Ahead
Jun29

Summer College Visits – Plan Ahead

Are summer college visits worth the trip? If you go in prepared, informed, and ready for a different atmosphere, then yes!

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Smart Q & A: Should I Visit Colleges During Summer?
Jun10

Smart Q & A: Should I Visit Colleges During Summer?

— Is it really worth the time to visit colleges during the summer when most of the students are gone? It can be, especially if you seize the opportunity and make it your own.

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Top 4 Things High School Students Should Do Before Junior Year
Jun08

Top 4 Things High School Students Should Do Before Junior Year

There is much attention paid to what should be done to prepare for the senior year of high school. Waiting until 12th grade to begin the college prep process is a big mistake. In fact, there are many things that can and must be done to prepare for college before senior year rolls around and the summer before junior year is a great time begin. Here are four easy things to do to get the college planning process underway: Hit the Road – The summer before junior year is a great time to visit university campuses. In fact, many families roll college visits into their vacation plans. Make sure that you have a smart strategy when it comes to scouting schools. Here are some guidelines that will help bring focus to your next college visit. Put Themselves to the Test – During the summer between 10th grade and 11th grade, plan out a schedule for college admission testing. Be prepared to answer the following questions: Which test(s) will my student take (SAT or ACT)? When will he/she test? Do the colleges that my child’s interested in require SAT II Subject tests? Has my student taken any practice tests? Where does he/she stand with his/her scores? Plan to Run For Office – In order to be truly competitive in the college admissions process, students have to demonstrate strong leadership qualities. If you have yet to step up to a leadership position, use this summer to determine a good place to showcase your skills. Parents can help by encouraging their student to consider running for office or to try spearheading a project to establish themself as a leader. Serve –Almost every college application and scholarship form allows students the chance to spotlight the ways that they have contributed to their communities. Make sure you are seeking out meaningful experiences that will help to contribute to your total academic profile. If you pay attention to important choices along the way, by the time that senior year arrives, you should be well on the way to success. ~~~ Sia Knight is an author, independent college counselor and youth development specialist at SiaKnight.com. Top 10 Tips for Dressing Smart for your College Admissions Interview Student-to-Student: Questions to ask on a College Visit Why You Need a Resumé in 9th Grade...

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For the College-Bound & Their Parents: Links We Think You’ll Like
Jun26

For the College-Bound & Their Parents: Links We Think You’ll Like

  New York Times: Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off The Chronicle of Higher Education:Admissions and the Adolescent Brain The College Board (summer reading list):101 Great BooksRecommended for College-Bound Readers  On SmartCollegeVisit: Sunscreening those Summer College Visits: What's your college visit SPF? Top 10 Tips – College Tour 101 Top Five College Movies to Watch and Learn From   Were we right? Did you like any of these links? If so, please "Like" this page, comment about your favorite link, and feel free to share with others. ...

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