One of the most important factors in the college process is the building and researching your college list. There are thousands of colleges out there and choosing the right fit can be a difficult task. As summer begins, narrowing down the college list becomes an essential responsibility.
THE IELTS and TOEFL are both tests that examine a student’s knowledge and understanding of the English language. The two tests are similar in some ways, but are very different in others. The TOEFL is administered by ETS, a US based examiner. The IELTS is administered by the British Council, a UK examiner.
The Advanced Placement Program announced today that AP scores will be posted online at 5am EDT on Monday, July 8. However, early access will be given to students who have to send AP scores to colleges by July 15th on July 5th, 6th and 7th. Students will be sent an email before the early access period begins about when and how to access the scores.
Even though summer is right around the corner, May is no time to lose focus on your studies and future plans. It is imperative that you close out your junior year strong and head into the summer months with motivation and energy. With that in mind, spend the rest of May concentrating on the following:
Consider engaging in a summer course at a nearby college
On Thursday April 4, Aristotle Circle held a “Meet the Experts” event in Montgomery County, MD. The attending Aristotle Circle Experts covered everything from college admissions to scholarships to writing essays while providing invaluable information.
The goal of the event was to invite parents and students to learn best practices in college selection, SAT vs. ACT, financial aid, leadership activities, personal essay statements, resumes, and more from Aristotle Circle’s top Admissions Experts.
Admissions results are out – and to nobody’s surprise, the admissions rates for the top colleges and universities in the United States have declined ever so slightly from last year, due to both increases in selectivity as well as increasing numbers of applications (check the full statistics in this article from The Washington Post).
Within the next couple of weeks, thousands of students will receive letters indicating that their dream school has placed them on a wait list. This can be a tough time for students and parents, but stay positive and follow this advice to help you through it:
If you’re a member of the Class of 2013 and you’re reading this, then you’ve likely received some of your college admissions decisions – and by the end of the month, you’ll have received the rest of them. Congratulations, the hardest part is over! That being said, the game isn’t over yet, seniors. There are still some things that you should be thinking about regarding the entire college admissions process after you receive your admissions decision, and a few things you might want to consider for your upcoming summer.
Spring has almost arrived, and the seniors have begun to receive their final acceptance letters; which means that it’s time for the Class of 2014 to begin planning their college search in earnest. Juniors don’t have any specific college-related deadlines just yet, but you shouldn’t be putting off this important issue until you have the application dates looming down on you. Here are a few things to start thinking about and doing this spring when it comes to your college search.