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By Jonathan, IvyWise Master Tutor
Has anyone ever suggested that you should take an SAT Subject Test after preparing for its corresponding AP exam? If so, your first thought was probably “Why would you ever do this to yourself?” Your college prep is already challenging enough on top of homework, extracurriculars, and trying to have a life outside of school. Well, it turns out aligning AP exams and SAT Subject Tests is easier than you think and very beneficial to your college and test prep.
By Rachel, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor
When I meet with a new student and their parents for the first time, I will often point out the things about their college admissions profile that are “set in stone.” The closer the student is to senior year, the longer this list is because we are too close to application season to make any big changes to GPA, testing, and activities. When I meet with younger students, though, there are a lot of things about their profile that are not set in stone and there’s a lot they can do to make the most of their high school experience so that come senior year they’re satisfied with the elements they’ve solidified.
Junior year is a busy time for students, and arguably one of the most critical college prep years. There’s only a little bit of time left before summer break and juniors are suddenly rising seniors – and ready to start applying to college. There’s a lot that juniors can do between now and then to prepare and get on track with their college prep.
Here are some past newsletter articles we think you might like. Visit our admissions newsletter archive for our full selection of college admissions advice and information.
- Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges for Future Entrepreneurs
- How to Research a College Effectively
- 2017-18 Common Application Guide
- Extracurricular Activities: Going the Extra Mile
- Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
- Test Prep 101: SAT vs. ACT Essays
- How College Applications are Evaluated
- Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges for Aspiring Engineers
- Dr. Kat’s List: Keeping the Faith
- 5 Tips to Help You Ace Your Final or Mid-Term Exams
- Creating a College Prep Plan for 2019
- College Visits 101: Tips from a Former Admissions Officer
- The Truth About Recommendation Letters
- The Perfect Score Project: A Counselor’s Review
- Acing the Interview: Top Interview Tips
- Juniors: How to Make the Most of Your Summer
- Summer Bucket List For Rising Seniors
- Building Your College List: Top Schools for Foodies
- Juniors: How to Kick Off the College Admissions Process
- Dr. Kat’s List: Mobile Technology Lovers, Tap Your Way to Success at These Five Campuses
- Should I Drop Some of My Extracurricular Activities?
- What Families Need to Know About Rising Application Numbers and How It Affects Your College Prep
- Why Students Should Get a Head Start Planning Summer Activities
- Starting Second Semester off Right: Tips for a Successful Spring Term
- What are Your Chances of Getting Off the Waitlist?
- Transfer Admission Rates: What are Your Chances of Getting In?
- Back to School: Tips for Parents
- Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges with Great Summer Programs for Undergraduates
- 6 Great Apps High School Students Should Be Using this Summer
- Legacy Status in College Admissions: Does it Improve Your Chances?