It’s that time of year again when junior PSAT test takes start to wonder if they scored high enough to make their state’s cut-off score to qualify as a National Merit Semi-Finalist.
If you have visions of National Merit Scholar qualifying scores dancing in your head, find out the colleges sponsoring the most National Merit Scholarships in your state by visiting College Money Search.
And just remember, if your students can score high enough to be in the running, they’ll have plenty of affordable college options. Good luck!
It’s getting near the end of the year and like most bloggers, I’m taking stock of the year to see what has been successful, popular, and what I might want to reconsider for the coming year. In the interest of killing two birds with one stone (my need to look at the analytics while coming up with another post), I’m listing the most popular 50-50 Highlights list posts below. + Read More
Anyone interested in playing college baseball needs to head over to College Baseball Profiles and read their latest College Coaches Survey. The focus is on New England colleges but it’s worth reading for some much needed insight in college baseball recruiting. Today I want to focus on one conclusion of the report-high school baseball still matters. + Read More
As the cost of college has sky-rocketed, students are accumulating more and more debt. You hear horror stories of student graduating with over $100,000, $150,000, or $200,000 in college debt just for an undergraduate education. And with tuition at some schools exceeding $60,000 a year, you have to wonder if that high student debt is simply the cost of attending college today? + Read More
The ACT test has four sections, English, Math, Reading, and Science, each scored on a scare of 1 to 36. The ACT also calculates a composite score which is an average of all four test. The single composite score is generally used when discussing ACT scores. However, the total of all four scores, 144, is used by organizations such as the NCAA.
According the ACT, of the 2016 college-bound seniors, the 50th percentile scores were: + Read More
When you think about research at colleges and universities, you probably picture people in white lab coats measuring something or
blackboards whiteboards covered with endless equations. These are the places you go to really understand how things work in the math and sciences. + Read More
If you’re interested in playing your sport for one of the Ivy League schools, you need to understand the Academic Index. I’m assuming that you already know that the Ivy League does not provide athletic scholarships and that you’re hoping to use your athletic abilities to help you get admitted. After all, recruited athletes have approximately a 30 percentage advantage in being admitted compared to non-athletes with no legacy status. + Read More
If you missed the Facebook live session, you can view the recording here.
Debbie Schwartz of the Road2College.com and I will show you how to maximize your chances for financial aid on Sunday, December 11th, 7:30 central time.
Just go to the College Money Search page on Facebook to watch and ask any questions you might have.
We’ll be using two real life examples to show how your college list can dramatically change how much financial aid you receive.
Don’t miss it and be sure to share with your friends.
I don’t know why, but whenever I bring up comparing graduation rates when considering colleges, I get a fairly hostile reaction–at least in online forums. It’s almost as if I suggested using a school’s football rankings as a way to pick the school. So what is wrong with looking at college graduation rates? + Read More