How to Select the ‘Right’ School for Your Teen

How to Select the ‘Right’ School for Your Teen

Your teen has an amazing academic profile as well as the necessary other factors considered for admission– strong counselor/teacher recommendations, great extracurriculars, stellar athletics – all that will ensure your student will be a standout to those admissions officers. Your teen gets not one, but several acceptance letters from the schools he or she is wanting to attend. Congratulations! But now comes the other challenge – choosing the ‘right’ school. What also should be considered at this point besides the fact that your teen ‘feels’ that this college is the one? The real question is: How can you ensure that your student will graduate? Wrap your mind around these statistics: 34% don’t complete freshmen year 60% of college freshmen do not graduate in four years 95% of those students that attend very select schools graduate in 6 years 27% of college graduates have jobs in their closely related to their major 62% had jobs that did not require a college degree Why do some colleges...
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What Every Student Needs To Do To Be Ready For The March 5th SAT

BONUS: Handouts to Build Skills & Improve Scores! I assume you have been able to retrieve your teen's PSAT score. If not, here is the link to create a College Board account. Not only will you be able to see the results from this past October's PSAT, but also the PSAT taken October 2014. Establishing a College Board account will also enable your teen to register for AP exams, Subject tests as well as the SAT. Now that you know the results, what's the next step? If you are reading this newsletter, your teen is either registered to take the exam in March or thinking about it. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: FEBRUARY 6. Are you certain the that SAT is the better exam for your teen? The new SAT has a lot more similarities to the ACT than the previous SAT; however, there are still distinct differences. Here's the first step to finding out: Have your teen take the 60 Second ACT vs. SAT AssessmentTM. With these results, factored...
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