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SAT Prep in Dr. Phillips, Florida

04/20/2015
 Preparing your child for college can be a very stressful time in the life of a parent. There is so much to do and even if you went to college as well, there are parts of the process that may have changed. Today The Tutoring Center in Orlando would like to assist you in this endeavour by providing you with a list of important information to create a college application checklist.

The Application Process

  • Remember that it is standard for college applications to start going out in the fall of senior year, however if your child has already taken the SAT and is a junior, it is possible to begin applying now
  • It’s important for your child to begin thinking about the colleges he or she would like to apply for-make a list of between 5-8 schools and begin looking for their application requirements
  • Not all colleges and universities require a written essay as part of the admission process, however for those that do, begin working on those as soon as possible-remind your teen that it’s a great idea to have someone edit the essay before sending it off

Where to Apply:

  • Remind your teen that it is important to aim high while at the same time being realistic
  • It is therefore OK to apply for colleges with a higher SAT score requirement than what your teen has or that doesn’t appear to be a place within your budget, remembering that there could very well be something about your teen the school is interested in having on their campus

The Wait:

  • Approximately 10 days after the applications are sent off your child should begin receiving notifications, perhaps by email, notifying that the application was received
  •   -   If your child does not receive this notification it is OK to contact the school directly to make sure
  • Remind your teen that some universities, specifically those with very high application rates, can take up to five months to deliver a response
  • Other schools, with lower volumes of applications, will begin to respond just after the application deadline
Once you’ve completed the checklist with your teen, remind him or her that it is not time to slack off now. Your child will do well to continue studying and working hard until hearing back from the universities on the list. A great way help your child pass the time, other than studying of course, is by encouraging your children to read. You can also help him or her get ahead in an academic area of trouble by providing him or her with the opportunity of tutoring. For tutoring in Orlando, be sure to contact The Tutoring Center and find out how we can best assist your child, (407) 286-2389.

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