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Whether you received your PSAT scores in December or plan to take the PSAT in the future, it’s crucial to understand the value of these scores. Engaging with the data and information, will provide valuable information for choosing ACT or SAT, deciding what classes to register for at your high school and for some a possible full ride to college! Listen and Learn…..
With sights set on college admission, adding AP classes and tests to your resume might just give the needed edge for admission. AP classes are viewed favorably for college admission by 85% of selective colleges. Being part of the 30% of high school students who take one or more AP exams, or better yet the 60% of those students who scored a 3, 4 or 5 on the exam, can make you a standout. Do You Have Time? Available time can be a factor in choosing to pursue AP classes. Not only are you dedicating a period each day to the class, … Continue reading
Colleges will look closely at the level of rigor a student has in their schedule. What does “rigor” really mean? Honestly, something different for each student. Rigorous courses are meant to challenge the student; colleges want to see that a student has appropriately challenged herself. Choosing rigor can start as early as eighth grade when many students have the opportunity to jump start high school by taking high school courses for credit. If a student is ready for that level of work, go for it! Keep in mind, grades earned in these courses will in most cases impact the high school GPA … Continue reading