In This Issue: Applications, College Fairs & More
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.
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!
Through social media, a Michigan Google doc made the rounds at other colleges. Students at schools across the country made their own “Not-Rich” guides based on Michigan’s version. Read more here.
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.