Volume 12, Issue 7
According to NACAC, 58.3% of colleges place considerable importance on admission test scores. Chances are if you’re applying to college you’ll need to take either the SAT or ACT to gain admission. But which test is right for you?
The college admissions process is constantly changing, and the process today is different than it was 10, or even five, years ago. Understanding college admission trends, changes, and what influences them is important when preparing to apply to college. Here’s how college admissions has changed over the last 10 years, and how it affects students applying to college today.
By Juaquin, IvyWise Principal College Admissions Counselor
The path to college should not cause anxiety. Instead, think of it as a time for self-discovery and an opportunity to learn more about who you are and what matters to you. This includes your academic interests and abilities, but also your social and emotional needs. Identify what matters to you and make sure to reflect on your development. One way to view the college admissions process is as a journey where you build a relationship with yourself and learn to trust yourself, and become your own advocate.
Access to educational consulting is important, and for many students it’s a luxury they just don’t have. That is why IvyWise counselor Ashley co-founded LISTO, a free, after-school college prep program of the Latino Student Fund aimed at increasing college readiness among low-income, first generation high school students in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Since 2010, LISTO has gone from a six-week program to a year-round after school program that operates four days per week.