Tag: applying for college

Big changes to the SAT coming Spring 2016

Posted on March 12th, 2014

Just when you thought you had the format down, changes are coming to the SAT.

The reason for the changes, according to David Coleman, president of the College Board, the organization that creates and administers the SAT, is that the SAT and ACT have “become disconnected from the work of our high schools.”

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9 Reasons To Work With A Financial Aid Consultant

Posted on February 11th, 2014

Whether you or your child is preparing for college or already enrolled, your family can benefit from working with a financial aid consultant to save time and money on college.

Here are 9 reasons you should consider working with a financial aid consultant.

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Don’t let your ability to pay stop you from applying to selective colleges

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

Most wealthy, high-achieving students (those with SAT or ACT scores in the top 10 percentile) apply to several colleges with median SAT scores close to their own, along with reach and safety schools. This gives them the ability to choose from different schools, compare financial aid packages, and select the best college fit and value.

But the story is different for high-achieving, low-income students. According to Slate, 53% percent of these students apply to zero schools whose median SAT or ACT scores are similar to their own, and most apply only to a single unselective school. Only an estimated 8 percent mimic the behavior of wealthier high-achieving students by applying to several selective schools, including some reaches and safeties.

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