Essay drafts, SAT and ACT prep, college visits and resume building are all part of the competitive admissions landscape during summer, keeping students and parents busy, busy, busy!
As always the Roundup Team provides you with actionable, up-to-date, and useful college admissions highlights from the past week. Here’s what we’ve found…
This Week’s College Admissions Highlights
“Month-by-Month Senior Year College Application Timeline“, by Allen Grove at About.com is a resource you are going to want to bookmark, print out, facebook, twitter, pin, you name it – just don’t lose it! Mr. Grove includes important dates in the timeline for seniors and parents. There are links to register for standardized tests, as well as links to many resources available at his site. Save this one folks!
“Studying for the SAT for Free“, by Lynn O’Shaughnessy on her College Solution Blog, is another important resource for students and parents this summer. Prepping for the SAT is a very important part of the college admissions process, and Ms. O’Shaughnessy tells parents that it is not necessary to drop $2,000 – $3,000 on test prep. This has also been our own personal experience – we’ve used the College Board tools and resources with our own children, and have seen their scores improve. Read this blog post, and bookmark the free sites for follow up.
“The Truth About Parent Involvement in the College Admissions Process“, by Kat Cohen for the Huffington Post blog, is a well written piece that can help parents and students. Parents ARE, CAN, and SHOULD BE involved in their children’s college admissions process. The key to everyone’s happiness, however, might be the EXTENT to which parents get involved. Read this blog post for great advice that can sort out the process for parents, and save familial relations!
“Without Social Media, 18% Of Teens Would ‘Stop Communicating’“, by Emily Price for the Mashable blog, contains some interesting facts. According to a recent survey and awesome infographic by email marketing company AWeber, 90% of teens are on Facebook, 93% use mobile phones, 74% are Youtube users, and 47% use Skype. These astounding figures give a true picture to the teen communications landscape – and social media plays a part that is at least equal to that of email, for teens.
As always, the Roundup Team wishes you Happy Trails in your college admissions quest. We’d love to hear your triumphs and tales – stop by the bragTAG Facebook Page, “Like” us, and say hello!