I see our Junior and Senior students struggling to keep up. They are exhausted after an arduous day of school, sports, extracurricular activities, and tutoring. However, our students come to Think Tutoring ready and willing to work.
Besides SAT and ACT test prep, we offer our parents and students guidance during the college search process.
Our first step with any family is to establish SAT and ACT score goals. In order to do that, we need to know which college is best for your child.
Five key points to figuring out which college is right for you:
1. Educate yourself on your school portfolio
-Make notes of your GPA, PSAT/SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular activities, sports, jobs, etc. (Pre-Planning for College Application)
-Meet with your guidance counselor to get this information if you do not have it
-Start thinking about which teachers should write your letters of recommendation
2. Search colleges online
-Search college preferences based on GPA, SAT scores, size, major, etc to get a list of schools
3. Visit campuses
-Best time to visit colleges are during spring break and summer
-Plan to visit during your sophomore and junior year
-Make sure to call admissions for a tour. Tour guides can answer any questions that you have about the campus.
-Print out College Board’s checklist
-Make sure that the college offers all of the majors you are interested in
-Check out the career development center. Make sure that the school offer internships within your major.
4. Apply Early Decision and/or Early Action
-This is a great idea if you are set on a given college!
5. Wait on Financial Aid Packages
-Financial Aid packages usually arrive in March after you have received your acceptance letter. This may be the final decision maker. Some schools offer no grants and scholarships. Other colleges can offer you a full tuition grant.
Call Think Tutoring at 973-593-0050 for more information. We can offer help and support for not just test preparation, but also college planning and guidance.