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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. Start by pre-registering for the official college tour 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, which is…
Mundo Academy
March 21, 2019
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SAT Test Optional Policies Backfiring on Underrepresented Groups

Students of color may consider applying to test-optional schools in order to improve their chances of admissions, but new findings show that this isn't always the case. Several years ago, colleges and universities adopted an SAT optional policy in order to create more equity in entrance opportunities for students of color and underrepresented groups. Unfortunately, we are seeing unintended negative consequences for these students instead of the positive growth in college diversity. It turns out that SAT Optional is not bringing in more students of underrepresented groups to elite colleges…
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March 13, 2019
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Should You Opt Out of Testing?

Some colleges and universities are offering applicants the option to skip college entrance exams. You may be tempted to opt out of the SAT and ACT, but considering what the current data suggests, you might want to think twice. Even though test-optional policies can result in some positive points for schools such as an increase in number of applicants and potential increase in reported average test scores, test scores still seem to play a pivotal role in college admissions. When looking at data for students who were accepted to highly…
Mundo Academy
February 21, 2019
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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! Just like your smartphone and Instagram can track you and learn your online browsing behavior, you should know that while you peruse through a university’s website, you are most likely being silently watched and studied. Many universities are tracking prospective students through specialized software. 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.…
Mundo Academy
February 21, 2019
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Does Taking a Practice SAT/ACT Test Make a Difference?

Mundo Academy Answer Sheet As a highschooler you have so much going on it’s difficult to give up a precious Saturday to take a practice test; so, you may wonder if it is worth the sacrifice. You should know that taking an initial test is actually the best way to start your test prepping process. We recommend taking a practice test in order to get a baseline score. This baseline score will tell you where you are in your preparation for the actual test. You may take practice tests on…
Mundo Academy
February 13, 2019
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