Here is another excellent article that reinforces the belief that it doesn't matter so much where you go to college, but rather what you do with your time there. Important tips that will carry through to adulthood.
The SAT and ACT, as admissions requirements, have been under scrutiny over the last few years. Are they accurate predictors of college success? In California, both the University of California and the Cal State University system are reviewing the tests. Here is the latest about a bill recently vetoed by Governor Brown.
One of my favorite blogs is from Rick Clark, Director of Admissions from Georgia Tech University. This latest entry is so important for high school students. While colleges may look for a "well-rounded" class of incoming students, that doesn't mean that each student need to be "well-rounded." Follow your passions, do what's interesting to you, and don't be afraid of pursuing your own path.