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Demystifying SAT and ACT College Admissions Myths

During the global pandemic, navigating college admissions has been particularly challenging. Should students take college admissions tests if they are listed as optional? Are they penalized if they don’t test? What is a good score? In this blog, we hope to demystify some of these nagging questions and provide you and your student with more clarity and information. Do I have to take a college admissions exam? Many schools will say that they are “test optional,” meaning that it is up to the student’s discretion as to whether or not…
Brianna Chu
September 30, 2021
Getting Ready for College

College Prep During Covid-19: To-Do Lists

What Will Colleges Look For? In light of all the changes in college entrance requirements and processes, many students and their parents are wondering what colleges will be looking for in the next wave of admissions. Typically, students know exactly what colleges seek in a strong college applicant. However, this year things are looking blurry. With the cancellation of the SAT/ACT, extracurricular activities on hold, and the difficulty of assessing grades via online learning, students are left to their own initiative and drive to build their resume. Making yourself stand…
Monica Ruz
May 7, 2020
Getting Ready for College

Creating A List of Prospective Colleges

Creating a list of prospective colleges can be overwhelming. We have created some easy steps for you to follow, making the process of picking schools easier and lighter. There are more than 5,300 colleges and universities in the United States. Therefore, parents and their teenage kids often have many questions about how to choose amongst all the choices. In order to create an optimal list, families must look at a few important criteria: affordability, fit, and access. Be Open-Minded You must also start the process with flexibility of thought. Often…
Mundo Academy
February 4, 2020
Getting Ready for College

Create a Test Timeline to Get into Your Dream School

Now is a great time to start planning for your college entrance exam journey to ultimately get into your dream school. Investing some time and energy into a plan now will save you a lot of unnecessary stress. Furthermore, it will give you the confidence you need to get an awesome score. We created a general timeline to use, starting your junior year. Since every student has a different schedule with various activities, we recommend you use our timeline as a general outline and change it to tailor it to…
Mundo Academy
July 30, 2019
Getting Ready for College

Surviving College as a Latinx

Even though more and more Latinxs are attending college, enrollment of Latinx and Black students still lags at top universities and colleges. For example, only 13% of students at Harvard are Latinx while 47% are white, as reported by the New York Times in 2017. While there is much to celebrate in the rising numbers of Latinxs attending college, Latinxs still face many struggles, such as lack of support, cultural barriers, pressure to succeed for the family, discrimination, a feeling of not belonging, and microagressions. If you are a person…
Mundo Academy
April 18, 2019
Getting Ready for College

Making the Most of College Tours

It’s an exciting time: you’re touring your prospective colleges. Your hard work has paid off, but now it’s time to make a decision. Here’s a quick and easy guide to make the most of your time and budget—plus some key points to consider when shopping around. Where to Start Start by pre-registering for the official college tours offered to prospective students. These official walking tours are led by undergraduates and include an informational session about campus life, academics, and financial aid. You may also opt to attend an open house,…
Mundo Academy
March 21, 2019
Getting Ready for College

How You Browse the Web Can Influence College Recruitment

Signing up to receive a newsletter from the college of your dreams can have some impact on your admissions! You should know that while you peruse a university’s website, you are most likely being silently watched and studied. Many universities track prospective students through specialized software, like how your smartphone and social media track you and learn your online browsing behavior. More than 50 colleges and universities currently use software from Capture Higher Ed, a company based in Louisville, Kentucky, that tracks how prospective students use university websites. The software…
Mundo Academy
February 21, 2019