Tag Archive: guidance counselors

Oct 04

Removing Unwanted ACT Scores

“Many students are surprised to learn that they have the right to remove permanently unwanted ACT scores from their transcripts. From the ACT’s perspective, students own their scores, and may send the scores or delete them as they please, as long as those tests were not used to document participation in State and District Testing. …

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Sep 25

Test Optional: Easy In Or Alternative Path?

“Colleges are putting less emphasis on standardized test scores, but that doesn’t mean the same thing for every college…. High school performance also becomes more important in the decision process for students who don’t submit test scores—with a brighter spotlight on GPA. For a few Test Optional colleges, like George Mason University, only students with …

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Aug 21

4 Behaviors That Professors Love

Too many students do not know how to network and how to develop professional relationships that can help them. This is an excellent article that works for high school students, too! “The rapports that you create with your professors can greatly influence your college experience — both inside and outside the classroom. Cultivating strong connections …

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Jul 10

Recommended College Interviews

“I noticed that a number of colleges ‘recommend’ or ‘highly recommend’ an admissions interview. My own institution uses this same phrase in our viewbook and on our website. But, I bet there are plenty of families who may not know what exactly a college really wants. So, in this case, I have to side with …

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Jun 26

2 Extra Years In College Could Cost You Almost $300,000

It’s very important to review colleges’ graduation statistics and retention rates because the longer a student stays in college, the more costs are incurred. In fact, sometimes what might seem like a less expensive route, for example, state schools, can end up costing more when students are closed out of courses they need and are …

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Jun 05

Colleges’ Low Acceptance Rates

Take a look at the damage done by those low acceptance rates. “Those inculcated with the idea that only a high status college will do for their post-secondary lives must endure a four-year slog through high school to position themselves for a virtually impossible result.” See how many students “fell during ‘The Charge of the …

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May 01

Hybrid Jobs Call For Hybrid Education

Will you be ready for the new jobs that are emerging? This is important to think about as you think about college. “But in addition to such familiar jobs such as engineer, consultant, or financial analyst, we’re increasingly seeing new job titles emerge: forensic technologist, digital storyteller, and marketing automation manager…. What does this mean …

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Apr 24

Where College Admissions Went Wrong

Did you know? “According to a 2013 article published in Stanford’s alumni journal, more than two-thirds—69 percent—of the college’s applicants in the previous five years with perfect SAT scores didn’t get in…. ‘What students do over four years in high school is more important than what they do on a Saturday morning,’ ‘The kid who’s …

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Apr 10

Procrastination: Some Valuable Insight

Tim Urban, co founder of Arbor Bridge presents on Ted Talk about procrastination. Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator Are you a procrastinator? What does that mean? Click here to hear the TED Talk.

Apr 03

Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

“Here are some of the questions she plans to ask her own kid: Do you like the idea of being the smartest student in your class or surrounded by really smart kids? Is it important to find a specific course of study or to have a wide range of options? Do you like the idea …

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