The University of Connecticut has become an increasingly attractive option to Connecticut parents and students for two big reasons: (1) UCONN has become a much better college than it was when parents from Connecticut attended/applied and (2) UCONN is a far better value than many private colleges due to its in-state tuition for Connecticut residents.
The Spring is often a wonderful time for me as I receive notes and letters from parents regarding college admissions. Some of these notes relate to college counseling and other academic work but most of the notes regard the appreciation for our SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar. Past students have received admissions letters and many note that the only difference between their admissions and some of their friends’ rejections have been due to SAT scores.
As for UCONN admissions, the number of parents who have sent thank you e-mails has skyrocketed in the last few years. “I remember you telling me that UCONN was not easy to get into and that test scores would matter greatly…” starts a typical letter. The parent, in this case and many others, had been living in a 1980s college admissions framework. She had thought UCONN would be her daughter’s “safety” college, a term I don’t like, but I understand is used. Given her daughter’s PSAT scores, it was quite the opposite. The daughter would likely not gain admission unless she radically changed her scores.
Fortunately, the daughter went through SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar and worked hard outside of class. Her scores dramatically shot up and a year later she is happily sending her deposit to UCONN.
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