When the college admission process
begins, students and their families have a lot to consider. You want
to get the best education possible, but there’s so much more to the
college experience! Will you meet new and interesting people? Can
you play your favorite sport? Does the school have spirit? Are there
extracurricular activities such as music and theater available to
you? Are there fraternities and sororities? Will you be in a place
that you enjoy?
You deserve to get all you want out of college, so making the right
college decision is important. It's not just hard to get into a
school; it's hard to know what you’re getting into. College books
and Internet sites can be misleading.
Bedford Educational Consulting can help you present yourself to
colleges in an organized and confident manner. We will work with you
and your family to ensure that the colleges are seeing the best you
have to offer and that you are applying to schools that are suited
to your requirements.
There are more high school-age students applying to college
today than in years past.
This means that there are more high-achieving students
applying to the same highly selective schools. In a
nutshell, it's tougher to be admitted to highly selective
schools today than in previous decades. Students today need
stronger transcripts, higher scores and better counseling
throughout the application process. The primary factor in
most college admissions is the high school transcript.
Colleges want to see that students have tried to challenge
themselves by taking the toughest courses their high school
has to offer.
This means that you’re better off with a B in an Advanced or
Honors course than an A in a regular, college-prep course.
Of course, your best bet is an A and an AP! Even if you are
unable to take AP courses in your junior or senior years,
you should take the most rigorous ones you can. That way,
colleges know you are working hard and preparing for the