Welcome to In and Around the Quad, an ongoing discussion created by Thomas J. Jaworski, founder and lead consultant of Quest College Consulting. In this blog, I will help guide you through the college admissions process. Did you know:
· For the 2012-13 academic year, 151 colleges charged annual tuition, fees, room and board totaling more than $50,000, according to College Board.
· There are now 488 Common Application members in 46 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
· As of January 1st, you can begin and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without having finished your 2012 Federal Income Taxes.
· Even though many colleges and universities are changing to Score Choice, SuperScore and/or becoming test optional, your ACT/SAT score should align closer with the median 75% than the median 25% when comparing your admission prospects for a particular school.
Would you like to learn more about the college process or understand the above statements? Please come back weekly as I will post advice, strategy, and comment on a variety of topics relating to the college process.
Thomas Jaworski is the founder and lead consultant of Quest College Consulting. He is an Independent College Counselor that has over ten years experience in the college admission process as a Certified Illinois Teacher (Type 09) and Counselor (Type 73). He is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and National College Admissions Counselor's Association (NACAC). For more information, you can visit his website at QuestCollegeConsulting.com or email him at tjaworski@QuestCollegeConsulting.com. Follow him on Twitter @Tom_QuestCC or on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuestCollegeConsulting