Posts made in June, 2012

Spotlight On: American University

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Colleges & Visits | 0 comments

Spotlight On: American University

American University is a mid-sized private school located in Washington DC with 6,600 undergraduate students, a #1 ranking for internships and a location on a beautiful suburban campus only a 10 minute walk to the DC Metro. American boasts that it is a campus of WONKS- A Wonk is KNOW backwards and is a smart, passionate, focused and engaged student. At American there are political wonks, art wonks, community activist wonks, business wonks and many others. Below are some of the other things I learned while on campus.

  • The current freshman class represents 90 different countries
  • The School of business (lKOGOD) is interdisciplinary and has majors focused on business and music, business language and culture and entrepreneurship
  • The School of international service is now housed in a brand new LEED gold certified building which has a fantastic organic and free trade coffee shop run by students
  • The fantastic student resource center helps students with learning differences by arranging extended time, note taking support, and even a leaning service track with specific courses together with special advisor
  • The Global Scholars program is a 3 year undergraduate program where students attend classes in the summer and graduate with a BA in 3 years
  • There are multiple a cappella groups and on campus they have an A Cappalooza event every year
  • Wednesdays there is a farmers market on campus in the quad, which was designed by the same person who designed central park and is a national arboretum
  • They are a testing optional school and deadline for your application if you choose to not submit test scores is December 1st
  • The admissions office is looking for students who are active learners, involved in the community, and passionate contributors.
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Standardized Testing: Questions about the ACT and SAT that often never get answered by college admissions officers

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in SAT & ACT | 0 comments

Standardized Testing: Questions about the ACT and SAT that often never get answered by college admissions officers

Bob Clagett, a regular contributor to The New York Times’ Education blog, “The Choice” and formally the Senior Admissions Advisor at Middlebury College and Associate Director of Financial Aid at Harvard College for twenty one years discusses many things in this article including sending multiple test sittings, when to send SAT 2 scores and comparing SAT and ACT writing scores. Although he is only one perspective, Mr. Clagett is incredibly knowledgeable.

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