If you’re a junior or senior in high school, then a lot has changed related to the college admissions process since your freshman year. Most of the college admissions specialists at the top schools in the nation agree about some basic predictions for college enrollment and admissions moving forward in 2023. Their predictions can help answer some of the overwhelming questions you might have about college admissions, so let’s get straight to clearing things up for you!
How To Sign Up For The SAT & ACT As An Online Student
When you attend a traditional in-person high school, the school will remind you quite often that you should be signing up to take the SAT or ACT during your Junior and Senior years. However, online students are in the unique situation where they have flexible schedules that might not line up with their local school, and they aren’t in a one-on-one setting to be reminded of when and how to schedule their SAT or ACT test. If you’re not sure where to start, you’ve actually got a couple of options for signing up to take either the SAT or ACT.
Career & Technical Electives At Excel
One of the advantages of being an Excel High School student is the large variety of electives you get to choose from. Because we aren’t hindered by a complicated room schedule or the geographical location of our instructors, our elective selection includes plenty of interesting courses that offer real life skills or technical training. If you want to learn some practical life skills, we’ve got you covered, and if you want to explore some potential career choices, we’ve got lots of options for you there, too. From coding to Federal Aviation Administration Ground school, there is bound to be something you’ll find either practical or interesting…or both!
Getting A Letter Of Recommendation From An Online School
If you’re headed to college soon, then you’re probably preparing all your important documents, writing the dreaded college essays, and gathering letters of recommendations from trusted adults. But what about if you’re an online student and interact minimally with your instructors? At Excel High School, we work with students like you year round, and our experience has led us to some important tips to share with online students wondering about how to go about asking for a letter of recommendation from their teachers.
Tips For College Applications, Essays & Letters of Recommendation
You’ve been making plans about what you’re going to do after high school for a while now, and it’s finally time to apply to college. The last year of high school is a whirlwind, with the time seeming to pass faster than any other year of your life so far. When it comes to applying for colleges, you don’t want that time to catch up with you, so here are some important tips from Excel High School for getting your college applications, essays, and letters of recommendations in time and in top shape.
Responding to the Common App Essay Prompts
If you’re not familiar with Common App, then here’s a great chance to check it out. Using Common App, students can apply to over 900 different colleges and universities using a “common app” online. One of the great aspects of Common App is that you can also submit answers to essay prompts for your selected schools to view. Giving them a sample of your writing, your way of thinking, and a peek into who you are is a wonderful opportunity to help your application stand out.
Getting Ready for College: A Checklist for Students
It’s never too early to prepare for college. Think about the past four years of your life. How quickly did they fly by? The four years you will spend in high school will go by even more quickly, so here’s a guide to help you start preparing for college early, so that you don’t get […]
Getting Into College With A Low GPA
The average GPA for U.S. high school students is a 3.0, but the average GPA for U.S. college-bound students is between a 3.5 and 4.0. College acceptance is a competitive market, and although your GPA is important, it’s not everything college admissions counselors consider. If your GPA isn’t what you need it to be, here are some tips to help you get back on track for college admissions.
Excel High School’s SAT® Prep Course
Many experts recommend that students start preparing for the SAT® as early as the eighth grade and make their first attempt at the test as a sophomore in high school. Why should your student start so early? The SAT® isn’t like any other standardized test that your student has been exposed to, and since they can use their best scores as submissions to whatever college or university they’d like to attend, this is great advice. With many colleges and universities still expecting students to submit their scores prior to admission, earlier is better when it comes to SAT® prep.
The Pros & Cons of Taking the SAT or the ACT
College admission parameters are changing. In the past, standardized test scores were an important part of a student’s application. Today, many colleges are no longer requiring applicants to submit either SAT or ACT scores. In fact, Insider.com has published a list of 27 colleges that do not require standardized test scores, and FairTest (The National […]