Tag Archives: test optional

Take the Stress Out of Standardized Testing

JUNIORS,  there’s so much talk about standardized testing and you may be feeling overwhelmed.  The recent changes to the ACT and the pending changes to the SAT may be adding to your confusion.  The following tips will help you manage … Continue reading

Posted in Bound To Organize, Testing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Turning the Tide” On College Admissions

Frank Bruni previews a report on college admissions entitled “Turning the Tide” in today’s New York Times. “Turning the Tide”, the work of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, examines the college admissions process and calls for serious changes in order to … Continue reading

Posted in Have You Heard?, Inside Admissions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

You’ve Done Some Great Work!

Where’s that A+ paper when you need it? Your graded school work can play a very important role in your college application process and beyond. So, save the high school papers that you’re most proud of. Many test optional schools … Continue reading

Posted in Application Process, Bound To Organize | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Test Optional Schools Offer An Alternate Approach

Not all colleges and universities require students to submit standardized test scores to make their admissions decision. Over 800 schools have adopted this test optional policy because they believe test scores are not necessarily representative of a student’s ability or … Continue reading

Posted in Bound To Organize, Testing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

In The News This Summer

Seems like it’s been a summer filled with news about changes in standardized testing: George Washington University announced, effective August 1, 2015, they will no longer require most undergraduate applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores. Those students still required … Continue reading

Posted in In The News, Testing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tackle Standardized Testing

Juniors, we’re sure college is on your mind and you and your parents have probably been talking about standardized tests, where to apply, college visits and how to pay for college. To lower your anxiety level, get organized and create … Continue reading

Posted in Bound To Organize, Testing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Start Saving Your Work Now

Whether you’re already in the thick of things or just beginning your college process, save the graded high school papers you’ve received back from your teachers that you’re most proud of.  Your written work can play a very important role in … Continue reading

Posted in Applications, Bound To Organize | Tagged , | Leave a comment