Getting into college: Sort out the myths and learn the facts

Students want to believe that test scores don’t matter, but in most cases, test scores may be more important than ever as they remain a good indicator of academic ability and fit. Many colleges have made testing *optional* which simply means that students submitting good test scores have an advantage over students who choose not to test. Not all students are able, but if you can take the SAT or ACT and you receive a good score, it may give your application an extra boost. Read more here.

Ten tips for navigating your first in-person semester

While these tips are from Penn students, they apply to all students starting school this fall. Things to remember: it’s ok if things don’t go as planned, take advantage of all that your school offers, and allow yourself time to adjust to in person learning – it’s been awhile!

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“The Twisties”: Youth Sports, Competition, and Mental Health

How can we keep our young athletes safe, healthy, and balanced?
Join us on Wednesday, 9/15 as Steve Smith, PhD, a clinical and sports psychologist, discusses how parents can support healthy sports participation for their children and teens. With humor, wit, and compassion, he gives parents what they need: straightforward, honest information about the realities of youth sports, backed by cutting-edge research.

Friendships Change. Here’s How To Deal.

Friendships can last a long time, but you need to know that throughout your life relationships change and the changes that happen won’t always be comfortable. NPR’s Life Kit has advice from experts to help you navigate the shifts you might feel in your current and future friendships. Read more here.