What Are Colleges Looking For?. Building a Strong Profile for College Admissions. February 5th, 2012 Westview High School. What do you think colleges want?. 5 Traits of a Profile. TRANSCRIPT --------------------------------------- TEST SCORES ACTIVITIES
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February 5th, 2012 Westview High School
* SAT/ACT Scores are important, but different colleges give them more or less value. In other words: SAT/ACT scores are not always second on the list. * Prepare by reading (and listening to) higher-level work; look up words you don’t know and practice them; challenge yourself in math and seek help when you don’t understand the material. Get the College Board “Question of the Day” sent to your phone. There is a great deal of FREE preparation out there.* Typically speaking, scores don’t tend to go up much after the second try (in my experience).* Remember: You get to take the ACT for free in BSD!* Sometimes (not always) students do better on one test or the other. The SAT is an aptitude test, the ACT is an achievement test. Take pre-tests seriously and consider your scores.* There are a growing number of Test-Optional schools. You can find the list at www.fairtest.org.