Alex and Kathleen will cover all of the following topics and more! Additionally, there will be an open forum section of the presentation where you can ask Alex and Kathleen all your college application and test prep questions.
What do colleges value in applicants? What’s changed since you applied? What is the timeline for the college application process? What colleges should I visit? How do I maximize my college campus visits? Should my student take the SAT, ACT, or go test-optional? What is the ideal SAT & ACT preparation and testing timeline? How can my child best prepare for these critical exams?
Kathleen Glynn-Sparrow, an independent college counselor with more than 25 years of experience guiding families through the college application process, and Alex Chip, a nationally recognized expert in the SAT & ACT, will answer these questions and more. Kathleen and Alex will share concrete steps that all families should take to support their child’s post-secondary planning process. In addition to reviewing essential milestones in the college application process, Alex and Kathleen will discuss narrative building, the college list-making and visit process, and the SAT vs. ACT.
This presentation is ideal for families with high school students in any grade (as well as forward-looking middle school parents).
The Ever-Evolving College Landscape
- What are colleges looking for (GPA, extracurriculars, testing, etc)?
- What is it like to apply to college in 2023?/What’s changed since you applied?
- Tips for Visiting College Campuses – from someone who has seen 200!
- Timeline for the Process – when to begin and how
Standardized Testing: ACT, SAT, or Test Optional
- Should my student test at all?
- Testing timeline
- ACT or SAT (And info on the Digital SAT)