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With more and more students amassing high numbers of AP courses on transcripts and taking the corresponding AP exams, the most elite high schools in the country are questioning whether these tests truly help to differentiate top college applicants from their peers anymore.
The College Board and the ACT recently released updated concordance tables that allow students and families to compare scores across the new version of the SAT and the ACT. These are the first comparison charts produced jointly by the testing organizations, as the previous tables shared here and elsewhere were created by the College Board alone.
Taking off a year between high school and college, also known as a “gap” year, is becoming increasingly popular, but how can you be sure that taking a gap year is a good idea for you?
You’ve decided to send your child to a private school (often called an independent school), but where do you start? How can you find the right match? Here is a quick guide to finding a private school that’s the best fit for you.
According to a recent survey of college admissions leaders described in Forbes, 53% of admissions officials consider community service a tie-breaker in their admissions decisions.
Spark provides customized guidance to help you get into your top-choice schools.