Call it one of the many ways the world pivoted due to the pandemic. Standardized test scores from the SAT or ACT were once a requirement for admission to nearly all colleges and universities. However, many schools adopted test-optional policies in 2020. So depending on where you are applying, you may not HAVE to take the ACT to get into college. But you may want to anyways.
College retention and graduation rates are two statistics that can give you a idea of how successful students are at a certain college or university.
It’s conventional wisdom that the best way to know if a college is right for you is to physically tour campus. Thanks to COVID-19, the in-person campus tour may not always be an option. Enter the Virtual College Tour.
The value of a liberal arts education is that when you earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science, education, business, etc., you will be prepared for your chosen field, with a broader educational background.
How might you get involved on campus as a first-year student? Let us count the ways – and the reasons – that it is a good idea to consider extracurricular opportunities along with academics when considering a college.
College move in day for new first-year students is a stressful day in a normal year. You’re excited, and be honest, maybe a little anxious. Your parents are excited for you, but also wondering where the past 18 years went and hoping they taught you well. Add COVID-19 to the mix, and this year… well, just imagine.
It’s not unusual for new first-year students to be stressed and anxious. But before you run home, take advantage of support systems on campus to help you find your way.
Remember back in elementary school when you were asked to write a paragraph about what you wanted to do when you grew up? No pressure, but you’ve got one year to figure out what life after your high school graduation will be like! Before you panic, start with this college prep checklist for seniors.
Student jobs on campus are the ultimate Win-Win situation. As a student you gain much needed experience, support, CASH… Faculty and staff gain much needed assistance.
Your roommate might become a confidant. A new BFF through thick and thin. Or they might just be a cohabitant. A person that you share a room with, but you hang out more with other people. And that’s OK too.