Last week, the Common Application announced that the essay prompts for 2019-2020 will remain the same as they were in 2018-2019 application. So, what are you waiting for? Now is a great time to start brainstorming topics for your Common App essay.
2019-2020 Common Application Essay Prompts
What are your plans for summer? Now is the time to find programs for next summer to participate in. Do it this month! Many programs fill up early. Many have deadlines as early as February.
What types of summer programs are there?
Want to take an AP government class or a Biology AP class in the summer? Or be on a college campus? Or are you an international student needing to brush up on English. Several options exist for you.
Take advantage of opportunities to do research in an area of interest. Local colleges may have programs for high school students to assist with faculty research, or take the time to investigate your own interests.
Hone your sport skills by participating in a camp or program on a college campus. Check with your coach for summer opportunities.
Ready to take the SAT or ACT? Want to improve your score and get ahead in...
Welcome back from winter break! Now is the time to review your MID YEAR CHECKLIST. January is a great time to get organized and jump-start your college search.
1. Meet with your high school counselor
2. Gear up for next year
When should you take the SAT or the ACT? Identify which statement below applies to you to help determine the best timing for the test.
Using the test dates for your personality type, plan your testing schedule for the next year.
Sophomores and Freshman
You will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT later (11th grade)- so you will get lots of exposure to taking a standardized test. But, taking the real test is always a benefit! Which of these approaches works for you?
Use GuidedPath to view test dates and create a testing schedule based on your personality type.
Many college applications require you to select a major or state that you are “undeclared”. But what is the best way to choose a major? Here are 5 ideas to guide you.
You are on the home stretch! Only a few more weeks and your college applications will soon be done. Here are 5 ways you can keep sane during these last few weeks!
How competitive for admissions will you be at a given school? This is based on several factors. Some factors are more objectively measurable in the college applications process than others. The easily measured factors include:
Less measurable, but equally important in your college application process are:
Using Measurable Factors
Check admissions data for each college on your list. Look at the range of SAT or ACT scores, and GPA’s. Your test scores will put you in one of three zones for the college: green, yellow or red.
What puts a school in your GREEN zone?
Do early birds really have an edge in admissions? The answer is often yes! The purpose of submitting an application to a college early is to indicate your top preference for that college or a small group of colleges. Colleges appreciate knowing you are likely to enroll if admitted. With Early Action and Early Decision, you hear sooner whether you’ve been accepted to your “dream” school” and there is often a significant admission advantage to applying early.
What is the difference between the three early application types?
What should you be prepared for on the PSAT?
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