“I’m sure he’ll get into UCONN. He’s a lot smarter than me and I got in.” So said a well-meaning and modest Dad from Guilford about his son from Guilford High School. His son did quite well in school. His SATs – 1160 – were also solid. I had to explain the new world of college admissions in general and also note that UCONN requires over 1200 for admission (with some exceptions)
I tell parents who attended UCONN that I have some good news and some bad news. The good news – I say half-kiddingly – is that they are now a lot smarter since UCONN is considered a much better school than it once was. The bad news is that many of them have children will not be able to gain admission. This is particularly bad news for those who do not have the funds to send their children to private colleges and who do not think highly of our other state colleges (their opinion, not mine).
If your child is interested in UCONN, get test prep immediately.