COMMON APP RELEASES 2022-2023 ESSAY PROMPTS Realizing that many conversations about college begin in January of junior year, Common App has released the personal essay prompts earlier than usual. College applicants will be asked to address one of the prompts below, in 650 words or less: 1 - Some students have a background, identity, interest,… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: ESSAY PROMPTS
WHAT'S ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT THE SAT? Test-optional policies continue to be the trend in college admissions but in reality, standardized test scores are still used in the process. In many cases, your ACT/SAT score may be used to influence merit aid and class placement. This week, College Board announced changes to the SAT in… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: SAT BUZZ
EARLY ADMISSIONS DIDN'T WORK OUT? WHAT'S NEXT? Most universities have recently released their decisions for students applying early decision or early action. A few students were happy, but many were probably disappointed. Early admissions rates skyrocketed this year as many students took advantage of the test-optional policy. This means that the pool was bigger and… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: Early Admissions Didn’t Work Out? What’s Next?
YOU RECEIVED YOUR PSAT SCORES. WHAT'S NEXT? PSAT scores have finally come out, which means it’s time for high school juniors to start thinking more seriously about their futures. The most important step is to start preparing for the SAT and ACT if you haven’t already. So what do these scores mean? Your PSAT score… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: PSAT Scores
10 TIPS FOR COLLEGE VISITS ... THE EXPANDED VERSION One of the best ways to learn more about colleges is to visit their campuses. Here is the expanded version of tips for making the most of each visit: 1 – Learn about the college before you visit. Read materials from the college and check out their… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: 10 Tips for College Visits
Disclaimer: A Scout-ing Report is the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at a particular college admissions subject. My goal is to provide solid information and a variety of resources. MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS Edition 19 of the SCOUT newsletter was devoted to supporting National Mental Health Month by providing a… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: Mental Health Awareness
IN HONOR OF MOTHER'S DAY ... THE EXPANDED VERSION Mother’s Day is this week. Happily, I am the mother of Grayson, Cooper, and Delaney. Now 25, 23, and 19 years old, my kids have received tons of my advice over the years, especially as I was sending them off to college. Some of my most… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: Motherly Advice
Disclaimer: A Scout-ing Report is the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at a particular college admissions subject. My goal is to provide solid information and a variety of resources. THE MILITARY HAS A VARIETY OF COLLEGE PROGRAMS! Is your student considering a military career? Or maybe just looking for a way to… Continue reading Scout-ing Report: Military Options