The college application process is competitive and daunting. Each year, nearly two million students apply to United States colleges. Among those applicants are more than 20,000 valedictorians and approximately six thousand 2300+ SAT scorers. With admit rates to schools like Harvard in the single digits, the likelihood of receiving a "thick envelope" in the springtime can be awfully thin. This blog will help you chart the path to (your) Harvard. (Veritas Tutors has no affiliation with Harvard University.)
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Most of us don’t use our senior year wisely. But does it matter?
Bridge: What’s a common mistake high school students make?
A: The use of the senior year. The pattern is students fulfill their requirements by their junior year, and don’t use their senior year in an effective way. Senior year is the year they need to most push themselves. The senior year is so important in terms of the student being prepared on the first day of class to be successful. For the student who is choosing not to go on to college, that makes the senior year even more important in terms of taking courses that will serve them well in their career.