Getting ready for college has a lot of moving parts. The students who have the most choice and the best options are those who start early. Not just with test prep, but with choosing classes and activities in high school that will give them the experience, focus, and dedication they need to stand out from the pack.
With more students than ever applying to schools, we're looking at a "colleges' market," in which big schools have their pick among a nearly endless supply of students. This means that strong GPA's, high test scores, and a variety of extracurricular activities are more important than ever. But so are students who are ready for the rigors of college!
In this interview, Kym Bartley, a college positioning specialist, talks about how to get a competitive edge when preparing for and applying to college, starting as early as sophomore year.