Students face difficult decisions when it comes to college admissions. Many factors affect their choice: grades, test scores, cost, size, distance, major, etc. Students use Naviance to find whether those similar records have gotten into a particular school. The College Board puts out Big Future, a guide about school selection and financial aid. College Navigator is another useful tool.
There are also many guides to college selection. I prefer Barrons Profiles of American Colleges (the latest edition will be released July 1) It compares most competitive, highly competitive, very competitive and competitive schools. It also contains essays that force students to really examine their priorities.
Why use Advantage Learning?
While these and other services all have their good points, there is no substitute for a personal college adviser. For years, Advantage Learning has worked closely with college-bound students to help them realize their dreams. Former SAT, ACT and PSAT tutoring students often return to Advantage Learning to find and apply to that perfect college or university. We research, ask the right questions and use s deep personal knowledge to help students focus their search. We create schedules for requirements, remind them of deadlines and edit their essays. The result is applications that give them the best chance of success.