One of my favorite blogs is written by Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech. Here is his most recent post, helpful advice for high school students.
Applerouth, a test prep company, just published this helpful article about trends in regular decision admissions, including the widespread use of waiting lists, not only in California, but across the country.
As rising seniors put together their college list, the next step will be determining application deadlines and deciding if early action (EA) or early decision (ED) is right for them. Here is important information about EA and ED from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Registration is now open for the August SAT and SAT Subject Tests. Since there are often fewer testing locations for the August exam, be sure to sign up early. Students who are on the free lunch program at school may be eligible for a few waiver for the SAT. Be sure to pick up your fee waiver now from your guidance or college counselor.
While the University of California continues to require the optional essay portion of the SAT or ACT, many other colleges are dropping that requirement. Here is the latest news about the essay portion from Yale University. In addition, Yale will allow students to "self-report" their test scores from SAT or ACT without incurring additional fees for sending official reports. Official reports can be sent once the student is accepted and agrees to attend Yale.