3 tips to make sure that your Academic Spoke is rock solid:
- Make sure there is an upward trajectory in your GPA as well as in the rigor of your classes. This shows colleges that you’re capable of taking on increasingly difficult classes while maintaining a strong GPA.
- Rock your SAT / ACT. Yes, colleges may still be test-optional this upcoming year, depending on how COVID plays out. However, having a strong test score will give you an extra edge over other students who did not bother to study. It will also help admission officers at your dream school evaluate your academic strength more easily.
- Study, take, and score high on your AP / IB tests. AP / IB tests are the closest in similarity to SAT Subject Tests in that you can showcase proficiency in a variety of subjects.
College Board is removing SAT Subject Tests and the essay section of the SAT from the college admissions process.
COVID-19 College Ready Resources
CNN Article re College Deposit Deadlines
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College Virtual Tours (Database from College Board)
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Colleges That Have Changed Deposit Deadline to June 1, 2020, or Later
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Junior News: All juniors will be taking the ACT in the spring. A Google Classroom has been created with resources you can use to prepare for the test and others will be added along the way. Please use code 9s9pkfq to join the class! Parents are welcome to join as well.
Maryville University Online's ACT/SAT preparation guide explains the difference between the ACT and SAT, how each is scored, which is easier, study tactics, and tutoring information. This will be highly valuable to high school seniors who are preparing to take the tests.