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06/15/2017 21:43:10 - (David)
It Takes More Than AP Credit to Make Your App Stand Out
06/15/2017 21:44:22 - (David)

College-bound high school students are often encouraged to take AP or IB classes to strengthen the transcripts they'll submit as part of their college applications.

That's certainly good advice for those who have the option of taking such courses. College admissions committees do look for students who stretched themselves in high school, taking the most challenging courses they could find.

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06/08/2017 10:02:16 - (David)
University of Wisconsin is not for sale
06/08/2017 10:02:59 - (David)

Inside Higher Ed has a nice article about a unique program at University of Wisconsin announced in 2007 that raised $85 million ten years ago to NOT name the school for a period of at least 20 years. Now that the program is at the half way point, the writers interviewed key leaders at University of Wisconsin about how they chose this course and why no other schools have yet to follow suit.

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06/02/2017 22:11:58 - (David)
ACT reverses its decision
06/02/2017 22:13:24 - (David)

Well, that didn't take long. The ACT announced today it will indeed release the scores of the just over 1,000 students who took the incorrect version of the test it erroneously administered and that it "deeply regrets" the stress and anguish the whole situation produced.

06/01/2017 16:33:43 - (David)
ACT upsets Ohio
06/01/2017 16:34:30 - (David)

In the increasingly high stakes game for market share and the corresponding “wooing of states” that has been going on between the ACT and SAT, it appears the ACT suffered a serious misstep in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education is protesting the ACT’s decision to invalidate hundreds of test takers’ scores from an April test after it sent “incorrect versions” of the test to 21 Ohio school districts.

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05/23/2017 15:47:41 - (David)
Don't Miss Our June Newsletter!
05/23/2017 15:47:47 - (David)

This edition of our free, monthly newsletter will be released on Thursday, June 1 and include these items:

  • Video: Successful Admissions is about More than Numbers
  • A Potential Challenger to the High School Transcript
  • SAT Score Gains Reported from Khan
  • College Post of the Month
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