This blog is about paying for college; why am I writing about changes to the SAT? Simple: A strong performance on the SAT (or ACT) is one of the best ways to pick up additional merit aid dollars, so it’s vital that your student be prepared for it.
Is your student bored this summer? Here are two college prep tasks that can keep them busy: 1. Start working on application essays. This year’s Common Application prompts are available here.
College admissions officers have a couple of important metrics on which they’re evaluated: selectivity and yield. Selectivity is a concept you’re probably already familiar with: What percent of applicants are admitted? In the admissions officer’s world, the lower, the better. There are two ways to admit a low percentage of applicants: