I am often asked for college counseling advice by friends and family from states well beyond Connecticut.
When students are freshmen, I tell the parents to maximize grades and activities. When students are sophomores, maximize grades and develop depth in an activity.
The best advice for most high school juniors applying to competitive colleges: maximize test scores.
As I tell our annual Winter SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar, at this point, the student’s “way of being” as a student will likely keep their GPA consistent. Their activities are mostly set in stone.
The one unknown relates to test scores. And, that ends up being the most important variable for college admissions for many colleges.
And the best advice for most students in Shoreline, CT, take our Winter class.