If there's one thing I've noticed over my years as a private college admissions counselor, it is that the longer a student waits to begin focusing on the college application process, the more stressful college application season becomes. With the enormous pressure students (and their families) are under during the fall of senior year, it is critical to start laying the groundwork as early as possible.
That depends on a number of factors. The maximum score on each test is 800 points. In the table below, you can see the mean scores (arithmetic average) for each of the available SAT Subject Tests in 2017. You can also see the standard deviation for each.
A lot of my students are dead-set on a particular school. But the students who are most successful during the college admissions process are the ones who are able to get past their preconceptions about their dream school and focus on the things they should really care about...
While it’s true that your summer activities will show up on your application, that doesn’t mean you should spend your summer doing things you don’t want to do. This article will help you understand how college admissions officers want to see you spend your summers.