Ring the alarm! Today's the last day to register for the June 3 SAT! Late registrations can still be made until May 24. You can register for the June 10 ACT with a late fee until May 19. [College Board] [ACT]
While we're on the topic, here's how one first-generation student from Flint, Michigan learned to take the SAT "like a rich kid." To recap: "They approached studying for the SAT with a near-professional intensity that was alien to me. I realized that they didn’t just want to score exceptionally well on the SAT. They were gunning for a score on the Preliminary SAT exams that would put them in the top percentile of students in the United States and make them National Merit Scholars in the fall. As a result, all the drilling they did for an exam that is supposed to be an equalizer in ranking students according to raw test-taking skills was only widening the American achievement gap." [NYT] I agree. To check out my pro bono services, click here.
The secret to getting into Virginia's Darden Business School, with an acceptance rate of 26%. Key takeaway: "I think the biggest mistake people make is that they write about why they're interested in the degree as opposed to what they're bringing to the table," she said. [Business Insider]
Law school personal essays that worked [Us News] (See my client's successful essay revise here.)
Overachiever alert! How sophomores & juniors can prepare for the college essay [USA Today]
In case you were waiting with baited breath, the quadruplet brothers from Ohio who were accepted to Yale and Harvard are going to Yale this fall [Washington Post]
Exposing the anonymous right-wing billionaires behind campus hate [Ms Magazine]