Creating Your Standardized Testing Plan

Note: There are a lot of college admission testing experts out there. Some of them are good. Many of them are not. Our friends at Compass Education Group, notably Adam Ingersoll, Matt Steiner, and Bruce Reed, are among the very best. They give great advice and they never prey upon the anxieties that so many … Continue reading Creating Your Standardized Testing Plan

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Colleges and Universities the Recommend SAT Subject Tests (2018-19 School Year)

These schools recommend Subject Tests for ALL admissions candidates Brown University (RI) Dartmouth College (NH) Duke University (NC) Georgetown University (DC) Harvard University (MA) (except “if the cost of taking the tests represents a financial hardship or if you prefer to have your application considered without them”) Lafayette College (PA) Lehigh University (PA) Hillsdale College … Continue reading Colleges and Universities the Recommend SAT Subject Tests (2018-19 School Year)

REALITY CHECK: SAT Range, 25th-75th Percentile for Enrolled Students at Various Selective Universities and Colleges Nationwide

List compiled by the legendary school counselor Cigus Vanni from Cherry Hill High School West (New Jersey/USA). Provided here free of charge Data based on college Class of 2021 (entered college fall 2017) and include only those students who ENROLLED—not those who APPLIED or those who were ACCEPTED.  Data for the Class of 2022 (those … Continue reading REALITY CHECK: SAT Range, 25th-75th Percentile for Enrolled Students at Various Selective Universities and Colleges Nationwide

Junior Workshop: Requesting Teacher Recommendations

Yesterday was the final session of the series of workshops on the college search for Northwood juniors. We focused on Asking Teachers For Recommendations. Here are the handouts and the presentation: Asking for Teacher Recommendations (slides) How to Ask Teachers for Recommendations (2018) Extra Common App teacher rec request form Extra Northwood rec request form … Continue reading Junior Workshop: Requesting Teacher Recommendations