September 2016 College Counseling Newsletter


  • The Rise in Test Optional Admissions – The list of colleges that DO NOT require SAT or ACT tests for admission continues to grow.  Why is this and how might it impact how you apply?
  • Majoring in English – The skills you gain by majoring in English are applicable to a wide variety of careers.  Check out this major!
  • Changes to the Financial Aid Process – Using Prior Prior Year data (PPY) has benefits for both colleges and families.  And the FAFSA now opens in October.
  • The Pros and Cons of Attending a Single Sex College – Although the number of single sex colleges continues to shrink, attending this type of college can impart numerous benefits.  Learn what to consider here.
  • Ways to Have an Impact – The Harvard report, Turning the Tide, encourages applicants to demonstrate more meaningful contributions to others.  How can you up your impact?

Download the Full Newsletter:  September 2016 College Counseling Newsletter