LSU tweaks admissions policy, to lessen test score emphasis

From Link Private Tutoring: ACT scores are an important part of your complete college application package, but they do not define you. LSU now recognizes that. They Are now going to put more emphasis on letters of recommendation and personal essays instead of rejecting those who score below or 22 out of hand.

From the article: Louisiana State University is relaxing a longstanding policy of automatically rejecting applicants who score too low on standardized college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT.
— Read on www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-tweaks-admissions-policy-to-lessen-test-score-emphasis/

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NACAC National College Fairs- Preparing for College: Senior Checklist

My nephew will be a senior in a few weeks. He asked me today what he needs to be doing to prepare for college applications. His goal is to get his entire 5-year Architect degree paid for. I found this article in a quest to find him a complete to-do list. This is an excellent list of everything the rising high school senior must be doing now. There are links within the article that help you learn about college applications and how to write an essay.

Applying to college? Follow these steps.
— Read on www.nacacfairs.org/learn/apply/preparing-for-college-senior-checklist/

ACT Registration Questions- Which are Optional?

As a teacher and a tutor, I am often the one student’s and parents come to for ACT and SAT registration advice, and I’m happy to help. All The questions about what sports are interested in and what classes you’ve taken can take up to 45 minutes to fill out. Some are optional, and some are required. You have to tell them what classes you’ve taken, but it doesn’t really matter if you’re honest or not. You have to tell them your grade point average, but again it does not affect anything in your record or how the college sees you if you’re honest or not. The college looks only at your transcript for your grades. You do not have to tell them what your intended major is, what extracurricular activities you have engaged in, or what your interests are. Filling in this info is for the benefit and profit of the test prep company, yet it gets your student some fun college-related mail. That’s about it.

www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2018/05/25/u-s-education-department-warns-school-districts-to-protect-student-privacy-for-sat-and-act/