Volunteering is extremely common in the United States. In fact, many American high schools, both public and private, require students to perform a certain number of community service hours before graduation. This custom gets young people out in their communities, contributing time and talent to help others. Your level of service in high school sends a message to colleges that you will also be a generous, thoughtful, and giving member of their campus family.
If you’ve paid any attention to the world of college admissions over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard talk of the “old SAT” and the “new SAT.” What exactly do these designations mean, how do you compare scores, and do colleges care which ones you submit? Learn what the old and new SATs mean to you from former Harvard University admissions officer, Rebecca Besthoff, in the latest installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert.
Playing an Appropriate Role in Your Middle Schooler’s Life
This is the first of a four-part series on the subject of overparenting. Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for posts on how to play an appropriate role in your child’s college admission process, college finance process, and in the life of your college student.
Middle school is usually the time when you may look at your child and think, “Who is this stranger in my house? Where did my little one go?”