Monthly Archives: September 2012

What’s NEW at Ohio Colleges

Each September, as an Independent College Counselor, I attend the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) Articulation meeting to update us on what’s new at Ohio private and public universities as well as information from ACT and SAT. Recently, I also wrote what we learned about testing security changes. Ohio is fortunate to have a large number of both private and public universities as compared to other states.  With urban, suburban and rural options as well as a variety of sizes, there is something for everyone. Here are some highlights from the 4-year public universities for changes in the … Continue reading

Honoring ACT and SAT Score Choice

Back in the spring of 2005, SAT joined ACT in allowing for Score Choice. This means regardless of the number of times a student takes either test, the student is able to CHOOSE which single score report (or more) they would like to send to the colleges at the time of application. This policy, in my opinion, goes along with all the other privacy laws we’ve gained in recent years. I like it! Who’s Not Playing Fair? Unfortunately, there’s a rather small group of selective schools who believe they are above the policy of score choice and have a school … Continue reading

Don’t Get Turned Away on Test Day

In the wake of the SAT testing scandal on Long Island last year, ACT and SAT are putting similar security changes in place starting with the 2012-13 testing cycle. Sadly, the dishonesty of a few impacts the whole.  Don’t rely on what your older sibling or friend had to bring on test day to get in the door, or you might just be turned away. Smile! At the time of registration, students must submit a picture of themselves. Be sure it’s an individual picture with no sunglasses or hats and your face is easily discernible – you can find examples … Continue reading

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