College fairs are a great place to start your college search! So, what’s a college fair and what can you expect?
Think “science fair” for colleges. College fairs are events where colleges from around the country will gather to provide students with information. College representatives (usually admission staff or college alumni) are available at tables to answer questions and distribute brochures or handouts about their college. You might also be able to sign up to be on a college’s mailing/email list. College fairs typically happen at your school (or a school nearby), or sometimes at a hotel, community center, or convention center.
To make the most of your college fair experience, here are some general do’s and don’ts.
You may have already started to look at different colleges, but how do you compare them? Here are five categories that you should consider when evaluating a college.
AP scores will be available online at the beginning of July. Scores are released over several days based on the state in which you tested. View the date and location schedule, and your scores, on the College Board website.
What is the AP exam score scale?
There is no “pass” or “fail” on the AP tests. It’s important to understand the definitions of the AP scores.
5 = extremely well qualified | Many universities award college credit
4 = well qualified | Some universities award college credit
3 = qualified | Some universities award college credit
2 = possibly qualified | No college credit awarded
1 = no recommendation | No college credit awarded
What if I have other scores?
Go to www.apscore.org to view scores on tests you took in previous years.
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It’s all about you!
This summer start thinking about what you like, and what is important to you. Summer is a good time to do as much preparing for next year as you can. Here is an activity you can do with your friends. It is fun to compare notes and learn about each other.
Think about the following questions. What are?…
Let’s take it a bit deeper. What are?…
What did you learn about yourself?
Did your friend’s answers surprise you? What did you learn about your friends? What did you learn about yourself?
It’s officially summer now! You may not want to think about school but now is a good time to reflect on this past year and set your goals for the upcoming school year.
Look back at this past year:
Login to your GuidedPath account. Do you have everything updated? Update your profile. Set yourself a TASK with all your goals for next year.
As you are researching colleges, you will hear comments about how one campus is “very liberal” or another is “conservative”, or another is “middle of the road”. These are references to the political leanings of a college campus. Is it red (conservative), blue (liberal), or somewhere in between? How do you know?
Here are some tips for exploring the political atmosphere on a college campus:
Are you worried about your upcoming finals or AP tests? Reduce stress and ace your tests by using these study tips from a graduate student.
Hoping to get a great recommendation letter for college admission or a scholarship or even a summer program? It’s hard to write a recommendation for someone you don’t know. You need to have strong relationships with your teachers and counselor. Here are 3 tips for building good relationships.
How do you know if you need to take College Board SAT Subject tests? Some colleges require or strongly recommend that you submit subject test scores (often two tests in subjects related to the major you are interested in – i.e. Math and Science for Engineering majors). Review the requirements of the colleges you are interested in.
You can take a Subject test at any time in your high school career but it makes sense to take SAT Subject tests right after you finish that course in school. Plan your tests based on your high school schedule. You can choose up to 3 subject tests to take on one day. Check the College Board website to learn more about what content each test covers.
Note there are more language tests offered in June. Make your choices of test dates based on availability of tests. The May and June language tests do not include the “listening” component (this option is only available in November).
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