January 2023 College Counseling Newsletter


  • Prepping for Spring SAT/ACT – Although many colleges remain test-optional, there are good reasons to prep for and take the SAT or ACT.  Most students feel some anxiety about taking college entrance exams.  A good test prep course or working one-on-one with a tutor can help alleviate some of this anxiety by allowing students to become familiar with the exams and test-taking strategies.  Here are some points to consider in choosing how to prepare.
  • Focus on Majors: Visual Arts – There are a number of options for students who want to study art in college, and it is important to choose the right kind of program. How do you choose between an art program at a university or one at an art institute?  What are the differences between a BA in Art and a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)?
  • Money for College – Money should neverstop anyone from attending college!  Yes, college can be expensive, but there are resources available to help you and your family pay for college.  Learn about the major sources of financial aid for college here.
  • Thinking About Summer – “Elite” Summer Programs – Many precollege summer programs held on college campuses offer solid learning opportunities and a chance to try out college life. But just how “elite” are these summer programs and do they really make you a better candidate for admission?
  • Avoid Senioritis – Many students think that because they have worked so hard throughout high school, they have earned the right to slack off second semester of senior year. Mid-year grades are being sent to colleges, and some students have already been accepted at their favorite school. It’s tempting to kick back and enjoy life. But should you?

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