As the parent of a junior in high school, it has become all about college. The PSAT’s, the SAT’s, the grades, activities and pretty soon – the college visits. We have been preparing for this moment for what seems like forever – and it has finally arrived.
Just hearing the words College Admissions can be anxiety inducing – where do you begin and what needs to be done, so we can prepare our children for getting into the college of their dreams. Now throw in the colleges making changes to the admission process and your head will really be spinning.
So what are the new college admission standards?
A report released by a Harvard based group called, Making Caring Common, has been endorsed by more than 50 Colleges, including the entire Ivy League colleges. It is no longer based on achievement alone, but rather an emphasis is now being placed on community service.
The change has already begun with the essay questions in some colleges focusing on how teens are helping their community and how they are making a difference in their community?
The report calls for less AP classes, less extra-curricular activities with some colleges are even making the reporting of SAT scores optional.
What do you think about the College Admissions change? Will you be encouraging your teens to make a difference in their community by focusing less on their classes and more on helping those around them?
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