College Planning 101
College Admissions time is challenging for everyone. From the stress of visiting colleges to finding the best choice for you, the process is a minefield.
How has college applications changed:
Students need to check out each website of the colleges they like to find out their individual application process and time-line.
According to US News and World Report:
It also helps to know what matters most in college admissions. According to a 2019 National Association for College Admission Counseling survey, the most important factors for colleges evaluating first-time freshmen are grades in all courses, grades in college prep courses and the strength of a student’s high school curriculum. Other important factors include ACT or SAT scores, college essays and demonstrated interest.
However, the coronavirus has forced colleges to rethink some of those factors, considering that some high schools shifted to pass-fail grades last spring and multiple standardized testing sessions were canceled. Experts say that those developments will likely reshuffle some admissions factors and put more emphasis on college essays and letters of recommendation.
Remember, some colleges and universities across the United States are approaching the November deadlines for early applications.
What can you do?
Be diligent in your search for the best fit for you. Check what is required in your application. Some schools are now test-optional.
What Sheptin Tutoring Provides:
College planning, applying, and selecting can be a stressful experience for you and your student.
Sheptin Tutoring’s approach to College Planning begins with the understanding that every student is different and that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ blueprint to success. We take the time to develop a school direction that is a good fit both academically and socially for your student.