Volume 13, Issue 8
By IvyWise Master Tutor
When preparing for the SAT or ACT it’s important to understand all the nuances of each exam, including the sections, content, question types, and more. Even though the essay is optional on both exams, many colleges still require an SAT or ACT essay or writing score in order to be considered for admission. Before preparing for the SAT or ACT essay, make sure you know what to expect on each.
By Christine, IvyWise Premier College Admissions Counselor
Preparation for college, and even post-graduate life, starts well before students begin filling out college applications. Decades of research has identified key qualities associated with student success, and understanding these studies can enable parents to help their children develop these qualities early on and reinforce them throughout high school and the college admissions process.
Counselor and teacher recommendation letters are a big part of students’ college applications. According to NACAC, 87% of colleges assign some level of importance to teacher and counselor recommendations. Most colleges require recommendations letters for admission, so they’re critical to submitting a comprehensive and complete college application. However, many students wait until the last minute to gather this essential piece of the college application puzzle.