What You Need To Know About Applying To College
North American Precis Syndicate
It's now easier than ever for students to show their best work on the SAT. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Many students and their parents may be surprised to learn it
but college application season doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are
some things students should know that can help.
First, it’s now easier than ever for students to show their best
work on the SAT. Accepted at all colleges and universities, the SAT measures
the few things needed for college success and reflects what students are
already learning in class.
What’s more, students prefer the new SAT to the old test by a 7 to 1
margin. Here’s why:
• Gone are “SAT words”—words no one has seen
before or will likely see again.
• There is no penalty for guessing. Students no longer lose points
for wrong answers.
• There is more time per question. Students have 43 percent more
time than on the ACT.
• Only relevant math concepts are tested. Students just need to know
essential skills for college and career.
The new SAT is the only college admission test that comes with free,
personalized, online study tools with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
have access to thousands of interactive practice questions, video lessons,
test-taking tips, and strategies, including eight full-length practice tests.
Recently released data about free Official SAT Practice show that nothing
advances student opportunity and success like personalized practice. The data
link 20 hours of practice using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to a
115-point average score gain from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT—an increase
nearly double the average score gain of students who don’t use it.
Just as students can take advantage of free test practice, they can also
take advantage of free resources to navigate the college application and
financial aid process. To begin building their college lists, students can
use free resources such as the College Board’s www.BigFuture.org or the CollegeGo app
to search for and compare colleges; navigate the college application process
from start to finish with deadline reminders, tips and guidance; find
scholarships; and understand financial aid.
That’s important, because there are billions of dollars of financial
aid available to help students pay for college. BigFuture.org includes a Scholarship
Search tool for finding scholarships, other financial aid and internships
from among more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
There are many kinds of scholarships, with scholarships from colleges
being the most common type. Additionally, with the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10,
students have access to more than $180 million in scholarships from the
National Merit Scholarship Corporation and several other College Board
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