In my previous blog, “How to get into a top college”, I mentioned internships as a way that students can stand out to improve their college applications. Internships also offer students the opportunity to get practical experience in fields they are considering entering.
Many students dream of getting into top colleges or selective high schools. As owner of MyEdMaster, a tutoring company, and a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (the #1 private high school in the US) and Yale University, I have more than 30 years professional experience, helping countless students get into top colleges (and high schools).
Many important tests that students take today are timed. These include the SAT, ACT, Thomas Jefferson High School tests, Academies of Loudoun tests, AP exams, CoGAT and NNAT, Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test, the various tests for post-graduate schools (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT) and even the essays for these various tests.
This is the time of year when students hear from the colleges they apply to. Hopefully, they’re hearing yes instead of no. Undoubtedly, students put a great deal of effort into gaining those acceptance letters and will also put give some serious thought as to what college to attend. But getting into college isn’t an endpoint.