Where You Go to School May Not Matter As Much as You Think

Where You Go to School May Not Matter As Much as You Think

If you're the parent of a college-bound teen, you have probably driven yourself up the wall trying to read all of the opinion pieces out there about costs of sending your son or daughter to college. You probably have also read a good many articles about whether it really matters if your teen does or does not get into Ivy League schools. Here at Breakthrough Test Prep, we make it our business to be straight with parents not only about SAT/ACT issues, but also about these larger questions that everyone confronts. So, here's our advice:  we agree wholeheartedly that WHERE your teen ends up going – particularly true for the undergraduate years – likely will not determine WHO your son or daughter is or lock in their longer-term job prospects. The consensus is where your teen goes to graduate school is what really matters. This debate has certainly continued for decades, and there are those out there who insist that only Ivy League credentials...
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Do You Know the 7 Key Factors That Impact College Acceptance?

Do You Know the 7 Key Factors That Impact College Acceptance?

  Ever wonder what's most important for the college admissions process? Below are the 7 primary factors as well as some less important ones which are worth noting.   1.GPA According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, 79 percent of schools surveyed rated grades in college prep  courses considerably important.  In the same survey, 60 percent said grades for all courses were important along with the overall strength of the high school curriculum.  In short, schools look to see that you are consistently challenging yourself to learn complex concepts, along with your overall diligence as a student.  So, a B in an AP class may be assessed just as significantly as, if not higher than, an A in a regular class.   2. SAT/ACT Scores You may know that many highly-ranked liberal arts colleges and national universities have gone "test optional".  But it's no surprise that SAT/ACT scores still ranked right up there in the same 2015 NACAC survey -- described as important by 56 percent...
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