We are so happy to start this new year by finishing up a big project we've been working on, our College Planning Handbook. We have worked hard on this handbook for our clients who sign up for our package and hope you all find it helpful. It includes concise content, several presentations we've done, timelines, and so much more!
This month we focused in a bit more on medicine starting with Rice University's student newspaper article regarding the pre-med journey and why students may change course. We recommend that any student interested in pursuing medicine read this article to understand what often happens. Our intention is not to dissuade students, but instead to open up their minds to more options. We also attended a webinar on how medical school applications are evaluated and the four critical factors for standing out.
Another session we did was with MIT regarding what they look for and the culture of their school--it was a greatly informative session! We took plenty of notes which our clients can view in our software.
The breaking news of 2022 is the announcement from College Board to recast the SAT into a shorter, adaptive and digital exam. The new two-hour format makes its debut in 2023 with PSAT and international SAT, and in 2024 with domestic SAT. In other words, current 9th graders, the class of 2025 will be the first to test this format. Click here to learn more.
Lastly, and perhaps most important, is that many of the seniors we've worked with have received some amazing offers of admission and we are just so darn proud of them! Juniors are starting to put together college lists and go deeper with their research, and we're working on course planning and summer planning with all our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.