January 2022 College Expert Newsletter

Is it truly getting more and more difficult to get into college? Yes…and no. Here are the facts behind the hype. Other articles include:  The Best Colleges for Pre-meds – What to consider when making your choice. Financial Matters: College Loans – A look at options, interest rates and lenders. Using Your PSAT Score for Planning – How test scores can help you b...
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February 2021 College Expert Newsletter

Considering a gap year? In our February newsletter, learn when taking time off before heading to college can be a good idea. Other articles include: Majoring in Foreign Language – A desirable skill in many professions. Financial Matters – Changes are coming to the FAFSA in 2022-23. Looking to Enhance Your Learning Experiences? – Check out MOOCs like edX and Courser...
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How Does The COVID-19 Pandemic Affect The College Application Process?

Jason DeRusha spoke with Sue Luse, an education consultant, about how colleges and testing organizations are responding to the outbreak (2:43) WCCO This Morning -- March 31, 2020 Sue was interviewed by WCCO's Jason DeRusha via video chat on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college testing and college tours, and she also gave advice on college acceptances during this time of uncertainty. ...
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Test-prep Tips for College Entrance Exams

Test-prep Tips for College Entrance Exams:The ACT, SAT, and PSAT Many colleges and universities require scores from either the ACT or SAT as part of their applications, which are due during the first semester of senior year. By planning ahead, students can begin the test-prep process much earlier and give themselves time to perform well. The ACT and SAT are typically offered at least six tim...
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Photo ID Requirement for SAT/ACT Testing

Read about the impact of photo ID requirements for SAT/ACT registration and testing in today's Star Tribune article Heightened ACT, SAT security will test students. Sue Luse was interviewed and quoted in this article. Here is an excerpt... Heightened ACT, SAT security will test students Rules tightened in wake of New York ID-fraud scandal. By HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA Star Tribune SEPTEMBER 26, 201...
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Changes in Test Registration

ACT Inc. and the College Board, which administers the SAT, are adding a photo to exam admission tickets, after prosecutors in Long Island filed charges against 20 students accused of paying or receiving money for someone to take the test under someone else's name. You'll have to submit a photo when you register, then present a matching photo ID on test day. Read more about it.
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