If you have taken both the ACT and the SAT and need to compare results, there is a new concordance table to do so. This is different from last years and was just released last week. The scoring on the two tests are different with the SAT perfect score being 1600 and the ACT perfect score being 36. The table helps students strategize which scores to submit. Here is the link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/guide-2018-act-sat-concordance.pdf
Can't make it to all the colleges you want to visit this summer? Take a virtual tour! It's a great way to see what the school looks like and get a feel for where it is as well as what it has to offer. Click on the link here: https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch
The UC's require 2 years of a foreign language in high school but did you know there other ways to meet this requirement? Following are additional methods of documenting proficiency in a language other than English. Details can be found here on page 14; http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/quick-reference-2017.pdf Formal schooling in a language other than English; Students who have been educated through the sixth-grade level or higher in a school where
Finally, summer is here with time to relax and go to the beach. It can also be a busy time for students. Jobs, internships, essay writing, taking a course at a community college, studying for the SAT or ACT can sometimes leave little time for some much needed R & R and that's why I recommend taking some time off right after school lets out. Don't do anything related to college. When it is time to 'go back to work', you will be able to accomplish anything.
College Counseling requires keeping up with the the latest trends and summer is the perfect time to read what's new The Washington Post published it’s summer reading list. Check out Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan Grawe. See the full list here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2018/06/01/your-2018-summer-reading-list-from-an-unusual-group-of-recommenders/