Trust me. There is a better way.
People continue to ask me about SAT and ACT tests. Here’s the thing: I still don’t recommend going to great lengths to seek a test.
Will that choice have negative consequences at some colleges? Maybe. Perhaps even likely — at SOME colleges.
But here’s a question: Are those colleges on your list anyway? Why do you want to attend a college that would treat you like a number? I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to advise students to do that.
I want my students to make the choice that’s best for them, not just for tests but for all aspects of their education.
Dual enrollment? AP classes? AP exams? A big ol’ list of extracurricular activities? What about hobbies? Jumping through hoops? Other people’s “shoulds”? What if you’re re-envisioning your college path?
You get to determine the answers. Do what makes sense to you, makes you happy, and helps you grow.
If attending college is part of that equation, there are plenty of colleges out there that will love and embrace the choices that you made and be happy to invite you to be part of their new class. Let’s work together to find them. And if you’re questioning college, know that there are so many educational paths to your goal.
Let’s stop stressing about whether we’re doing all the right things, and do what makes sense instead.
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