Tag Archives: High School Courses

What’s NEW in Common App 2017-18

For the 2017-18 application cycle, the Common App now boasts over 700 colleges with 49 states represented. This is an addition of 47 new schools including Ohio’s public Kent State. Students are able to start their applications at any time of year as most of the Common App “rolls over” to the next year. However, anything NEW in the application for the coming year as well as college-specific questions, recommender invitations and authorization release will not roll-over. Each year the Common App creates enhancements to make the application process more user friendly for students as well as to meet the … Continue reading

4 Action Steps from PSAT Scores

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…..

AP Credit without the Class?

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

How to Schedule “rigorous” High School Classes Colleges Want

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

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