Forbes magazine recently featured an article with the provocative title, “The Three Biggest Lies in College Admission.” The article takes a close look at some of the factors involved in getting your child positioned for entrance into the best possible college. The article is fairly stark. It points out some of the discouraging factors encountered during the college admissions process, but there are also some concrete solutions offered. Their number one misconception is that standardized tests like the SAT or ACT don’t count that much anymore. The author provides compelling proof that the opposite is true. Test scores are weighing more heavily than ever in the process.
The reasons behind this are easy to understand. Over the past decade the applications to colleges have steadily increased. There’s real competition for placement at the nation’s top colleges and universities. Money always helps to get into a good college, but it may not be the most important factor. The competition can be tipped in the favor of applicants that come in with the best SAT or ACT scores.
Fortunately, students can take the tests multiple times, and most colleges accept an applicant’s highest score among the series of tests. This benefits the students by allowing them to retry difficult areas, and colleges benefit from it by getting to tout the aggregate scores as indicative of a higher quality pool of applicants.
At Academic Learning Labs, we have tutoring programs with flexibility to meet the needs of your child. We’ve helped students throughout Orange County improve their test scores and better compete for college placement. We have convenient SAT and ACT tutoring classes available at our Rancho Santa Margarita offices to work around your schedule.
We are one of Orange County’s leading tutoring services. We specialize in helping students reach their academic goals through math tutoring, science tutoring, and SAT/ACT Prep programs. We’re dedicated to helping your child fulfill their potential and partnering with you to propel them to success. We have proven tutoring programs that will equip your child to excel from their earliest learning through high school and college as well. Call us at 949-546-0800 for details on any of our learning programs from Pre-K through college preparation tutoring.