I know, you can almost TASTE summer! The days are getting much longer, and the fun is starting…the beach, the lake, the days of no homework! Can’t come soon enough, and yet…if you’re looking to apply to selective colleges, the work never ends! Buckle up, and dive into this week’s roundup for some articles and posts that can help you get into the “winning” column this summer!
This Week’s College Admissions Highlights
“Counselor’s Calendar | June Checklist for Juniors“, by Brennan Barnard for the NYTs The Choice blog, is a must read for rising seniors. This column is one we’d suggest all students and parents follow from month to month to make sure you’re on track to complete the tasks necessary to have a great application to an awesome college!
“Clearing the college admission hurdles“, by Susan Goodkin for the Ventura County Star is a real eye opener for students applying to selective colleges – and their parents. If you think 800 SAT scores alone will be the ticket into the nations top colleges, think again! Our favorite excerpt, “Extracurriculars are key. Because so many students applying to selective schools have high SAT’s or ACT’s and outstanding grades, extracurriculars are what distinguishes students in the admissions game.”
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“Prepare for These College Interview Questions“, by Allen Grove for About.com College Admissions – as our readers know – one of the best all-around sources for college admissions information. This post is a compilation of posts related to the topic of college interviewing. YES! There are plenty of college that still interview! Take your time and check out all the resources Mr. Grove gives, and you’ll be prepared for any interview situation.
More College Admissions Articles to Check Out
Hope your week is filled with joy, good news and Happy Trails!