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Last month, the College Board announced the introduction of a new “adversity score” on the SAT score report that will be officially launched this year, starting with 150 colleges who will use it as part of their admissions review processes. A pilot program for the new adversity index began in 2017 with 10 colleges and later expanded to 50 colleges.
Some job-seekers report that they see positions being advertised that look appealing, but the hiring managers want applicants to have a degree that reflects a major in a specific field. Consider a few options if this applies to your situation.
The college admissions process can be daunting at times, but you can ease the stress by learning from those who went before you. College Confidential talked to six graduating seniors and asked what they wish they’d done differently during the process. Check out their advice below.
Regardless of whether or not you agree with the recent changes to the AP exams, the fact remains that an increasing number of high school students are taking AP exams each year. The number of public high school graduates in the US who took at least one AP exam has gone from 752,255 (25.1 percent) since the graduating class of 2008 to 1,242,990 (38.9 percent) in the graduating class of 2018.
Recommendation letters are typically an integral part of the college admissions process.
You’ve heard rumors about what admissions officers want to see in your college applications. One friend heard that schools only look at the grades that apply to your intended major, but your cousin said colleges don’t look at the grades you earned in your electives. Fortunately, you can put those rumors aside and hear it right from the source — college admissions officers have revealed what they see as the most important factors when making their admissions decisions.
Find out how a student who earned the US’ average score fared in his applications.
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