More people are applying to college than ever before. For students this means that the competition is steep and the acceptance rates are naturally dropping.
In 2018, over 1.5 million applications were submitted on CommonApp. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the average acceptance rate for college is 66.1%. This is much better than the Ivy League 5-10%, but that is still a sizable chunk of rejected applications.
SAT scores are just one aspect of a successful college application. However, for many schools there are still bare minimum, bottom-line scores required. It’s a simple matter of volume. In order for students to make sure they are giving themselves the best chance for success, they have to put in the time to study and study smart for these exams.
Rather than panicking about not spending the correct amount of hours per week for the SATs, students should be more focused on well they are utilizing their study time.
RITES is offering free group SAT workshops at Cumberland Library. The first will be Wednesday, July 17, 4-6 p.m. and the second Saturday, October 19, 2-4 p.m.
At these workshops, students will learn all about the new test format, tips, and strategies for the exams, and support with planning and studying.
Click here to register for the workshop — and get more information about the SAT and tutoring — on the RITES website. It’s always better to get ahead of the curve! Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to gain some free knowledge and advice.
Attending an SAT workshop is a great chance to learn about what works for different people, and see how educators have adapted to the new test format.
Students should be taking every opportunity to better their chances for their future. Workshops like this, specifically designed to help students navigate the complicated and demoralizing world of standardized tests, ought to be widely shared and promoted. The skills they learn there will translate beyond the SAT to college life and future careers.
With two decades’ supporting students, RITES knows that not everyone learns in the same way or at the same speed. But when given enough time and the right approach, everyone has the same chance to succeed.