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NEWSLETTER – Edition 58

BECAUSE THINGS ARE CHANGING EVERY DAY. It’s difficult to keep up with everything from test-optional to admissions requirements to conventional wisdom. Plus, COVID-19 continues to impact college visits, mask requirements, and academic expectations.  Navigating the college admissions process may seem like a daunting task, but information is the key. And information is what I provide.… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 58

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 57

BECAUSE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS CAN’T DO IT ALL. 🔹 On average, there is one high school college counselor for every 476 students.  🔹 On average, the total time spent on college counseling with each high school student is 38 minutes. 🔹 Six out of ten students receive no college counseling in their schools.  🔹 And as I… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 57

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Scout-ing Report: ESSAY PROMPTS

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

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Scout-ing Report: SAT BUZZ

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

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 56

BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF COLLEGES. Depending on how you count, there are more than 40 colleges in Oklahoma. If you extend the search to all of America, you’re now looking at more than 4000.  Realistically, no one ever considers all 4000+ options as he/she searches for the ideal college experience. But certainly, deciding which… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 56

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 55

BECAUSE COLLEGE IS A SIGNIFICANT EXPENSE. Maybe you’ve been saving for college since before your kids could walk. Are you ready for a reality check? Consider these ‘Tuition & Fees’ for the 2021-2022 academic year: In-State Public Universities:The University of Oklahoma - $13,065 Oklahoma State University - $13,920 Out-of-State Public Universities:University of Arkansas - $26,390University of… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 55

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 54

11 MINUTES Last week I reported that according to a 2020 study by Adobe, 29 hours is the average time a student spends preparing his/her college application and essays. The same study reports that a college admissions officer spends an average of 11 minutes looking at each student's application. 11 minutes. After hours and hours of prep… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 54

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Scout-ing Report: Early Admissions Didn’t Work Out? What’s Next?

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?

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 52

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS Have you already made your list of resolutions for 2022? Got room for a few suggestions? How about these: High School Students:  Participate in interesting activities.Secure a leadership role - inside or outside of school.Be passionately involved in an activity that is meaningful to you. Meet people. Adults and people your age. Read. Fiction.… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 52