Q: When should I start? (most common question)
A: Now. The earlier the better. If you think you’re early you’re probably late. The senior year is hectic enough. Doing it sooner rather than later gives
you more control, more opportunity. It gives the student ample time to really impact their SAT/ACT scores, think seriously about the college they want to attend and
the major that suits them best. It gives parents a better chance of making moves to maximize financial aid to reduce the cost.
Q: Is our family eligible for financial aid? (second most common question)
A: Families across America struggle to figure out financial aid eligibility and don’t know what they can do to qualify for more. Students would like to
apply for scholarships but don’t want to spend their waking hours doing it. Students and parents equally hate the financial aid forms.
ACCI will help you make sure you get your fair share of financial aid. We’ll help you navigate the forms. We know the financial aid process and we can point
you to the best sources of scholarships for which the student may be eligible.
Q: What can I do to get my child into the school they’d love to go to?
A: In addition to having the necessary academic credentials, your student will need to properly complete the application, meet all deadlines, and may
need to write a compelling essay, get letters of recommendation and stay on top of it. ACCI helps students and parents with all of that preparation.
Q: How long does the program last for?
A: Depending on which program you choose: High School Comprehension program lasts until you are accepted into college.
Financial Assistance program lasts for a full year.
Q: What are colleges looking for?
A: Each college and university is different. The general requirements are based on the following criteria:
GPA, SAT/ACT scores, college essays, extracurricular activities, courses that were taken in high school (Example: Advance
placement, honors, International Baccalaureate – IB).
Q: What are college admissions experts looking for when writing an essay for the college application?
A: College admissions experts are often looking for these key ingredients: That a student is able to develop a
theme, that the student is sharp at proofreading everything, and that the student has the ability to think critically.
Q: What are some good tips for writing the SAT essay?
A: Make sure you understand the prompt, use an analogy or metaphor , tell a brief anecdote in the introduction.
Also, use quotes in the essay. Sometimes, using a cliché in an inventive way makes a great introduction for the topic. The graders
like long essays, and are looking to see that you have knowledge of indentation, body paragraphs and a conclusion. Use big words, but
don't go overboard.
Q: What is the difference between the ACT writing section and the SAT writing section?
A: The 25 minute SAT is required, and is factored into your Writing score.
The 30 minute ACT writing test is optional. If you choose to take it, it is not included in your composite score and schools will see it listed separately.
Other commonly asked questions that ACCI can answer for you:
- How do I begin to find out what colleges offer majors that match my interests?
- Do I want to live at home or move to a campus?
- Is a private college affordable for me and my family?
- What tests do I need to take to apply for college and how can I improve my score on them?
- What does a college application look like?
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