With the ACT at Williston coming up on April 18, here’s a tip directly from the ACT about something that could get your scores cancelled: using an unapproved calculator. Click on the link below for more information.
Using the TI-89 is the most common reason students are dismissed from the ACT for prohibited calculator use. More: http://t.co/VotiA8l1Fx
Welcome back, seniors! Below is a link to an interesting and timely piece by Frank Bruni of the New York Times that hopes to alleviate the stress and pressure involved in deciding where to go to college. Enjoy!
Choosing a topic to write about is not always easy. What you think may be unique could possibly be run- of-the-mill for the admissions officer who has read thousands of essays. Here some common essay topic pitfalls to potentially avoid:
Internships can be be helpful in a lot of ways. They can give you insight into certain professions and that exposure can help you figure out if you remain interested in that field. Getting an internship shows initiative and drive, two attributes that colleges are looking for in candidates. Below is an article I found on the Colleges That Change Lives website that shows companies that offer internships. Worth a look:
Our Class of 2016 College Kick-Off event was Thursday, February 5 and featured talks by the Directors of Admission from Boston College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Yale University. This event got our juniors thinking about the college admission process. As they go into March break, juniors might be starting to ask more questions about the process.
Here’s a great article that juniors should read and think about:
FAFSA stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” and is the first step for students who want to apply to most federal-, state-, or college-level aid. It’s not only for federal aid, although it is filed with the U.S. Department of Education. Here are two links that will help explain some of the process, which is particularly useful if you’re applying to quite a few schools.
If you’re an international student looking to study in the U.S. and are looking to receive some scholarships, the link below takes you to a very helpful article posted recently in US News and World Report that can point you in the right direction:
Greetings Williston and welcome to College Counseling’s Blog! This year, the other college counselors and I will be blogging from time to time, imparting advice about anything college-related—from our thoughts regarding standardized testing and the common app, to posting articles we read online that we think you may find interesting.
We will try to keep it varied and include photos of trips we take visiting colleges. We’ll even pass along tweets from the ACT, College Board, the Common App and others about helpful hints and strategies as you go through the college application process. For now, here’s video from Common App that offers advice on how to get started filling that document out… Enjoy!