How Getting Involved Helps You Get Into College
Ready to set yourself apart in the pile of competing college applications? It might not come down to your test scores or how well you did in the classroom. Your admissions success might involve what you did outside of the classroom all together.
The college admissions process is more competitive than ever before. Most admissions decisions are being made both on your academic record, but also what you might bring to the campus as a student.
Show them who you are by getting involved outside the classroom.
5 Steps to The College Acceptance Letter
Can we talk about your child’s future?
In our decades of helping students get into their dream colleges, we know that where you attend college can have a huge impact on your ultimate success.
We’ve even had students come back 10 years later and tell us how impactful their dream college was on their life.
But if you want that edge for you and/or your child? Well, we’ve got an amazing new resource for you.
Which Should You Take: The SAT® vs ACT®
Imagine for a minute that it’s your senior year and you’ve just gotten the acceptance letter to your dream university. All that hard work you’ve put in over the last couple of years finally paid off!
How do you make that a reality?
While admissions officers look for a variety of factors to choose whether or not to accept you into their programs, one of the most important are your SAT or ACT test scores.
It’s true that some colleges have moved away from test score importance, especially since COVID, but many of the top universities still use them as a guiding principle in their admissions rubrics.
A question we hear from a lot of our one-on-one students: which test is right for them?
3 Ways You Can Pay for College
Student debt is perhaps one of the hottest topics within the current presidential administration. You may even have friends and older siblings who have borrowed a lot of money in order to pay for their top choice colleges but aren’t entirely sure how they’re going to pay it all back. Don’t fall into the same trap!
Paying for college can feel overwhelming, especially since you spend so much of your high school career just focused on how to get into the college you want.
You can still go to your dream college and make it affordable. It just takes some advanced planning like it does to get into that program.
College Interview Questions to Prepare For
Whether or not you’re accepted to a university can come down to many different factors.
One of those factors? The ever-important college admissions interview.
Several schools have a process for interviewing as part of the application process and many top-tier universities use these interviews as a big factor in their decision.
Even if you’re a champion debater and speaker, going into a room with a college admissions officer or alumnus can be a bit overwhelming.
It’s completely possible to successfully prepare for your interview by following a few best practices.
Our Proven Blueprint for College Admissions Success
Has your child expressed a desire to get into an Ivy League university?
Especially if you yourself attended an Ivy League school, it’s easy to dream of our children attending a prestigious college.
The college landscape is not the same it was 20 years ago, though.
How to Set Goals for Your College Dreams
Want to truly push your mind to reach your full potential?
The answer might just be setting goals.
Goal-setting has been shown to be linked with higher-motivation, increased self-esteem and self-confidence, and can even be an indicator of future success.
As we enter 2023, it can seem a foregone conclusion that you and your child will be setting goals.
But are you setting the right goals to help them plan for their future college and career decisions?
College Admissions Decisions Released — Lessons Learned
It was another great year for Strategic College Consulting with many great acceptances including Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia and UPenn to the powerful University of California colleges including many Berkeley and UCLA acceptances to small liberal arts colleges and specialty colleges.
What Does it Mean to be a Great Student Now for College Admissions?
The college admissions process has become increasingly more competitive and selective in how students are chosen each year to be admitted to the next year’s entering class, especially at the more competitive colleges. The application pool is not only increasing in size, but also in how students have made an impact during their high school years.
Earning acceptance into a great college is the big goal for most students. But what does it mean to be a great student with respect to college admissions, especially in a constantly ever-changing college admissions landscape? We are going to break down how students should develop themselves in a way that leads to success in their college admissions goals.
How to Prepare for College Admissions and Participate in Extracurricular Activities in the Midst of Uncertainty
As we close out a month of social distancing, we, as a collective community, are slowly building a new way of life. We used to set our alarm clocks, prepare for our days, and head out to school or to our prospective places of employment. Now we get up and log on to our computers for distance education, remote meetings, and virtual social interaction. Where we once went to a restaurant to enjoy a night out, we now order in from a local restaurant as a special treat. Instead of meeting our friends for coffee, we set up virtual videoconferences. Our lives have changed drastically in the last month, and we continue to define our new normal, create new routines, and adapt.
As these novel routines develop, one area that has many students confounded is how to continue to prepare for college admissions. Traditionally, admission criteria have centered on elements such as grades, strength of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, and extracurricular activities, among others. Even today, in the midst of so much uncertainty, students should continue to focus on each of these measures; however, the way you address each of these areas has likely changed. Read how you can best prepare for college admissions and participate in extracurricular activities during these uncertain times.