Understanding How College Admissions Is Changing: A Guide for Parents with High School Students

Welcome, parents!

Let’s talk today about the ever-changing landscape of college admissions. It's a topic that affects your high school students and their future. From recent Supreme Court decisions impacting affirmative action to the rise of digital SATs and the growing influence of AI, so much is happening that demands your attention. I invite you to schedule a free Discovery Call with us, so we can help you navigate these changes and ensure the best possible outcomes for your child.

The Impact of the Supreme Court Decision 

You may be aware of the recent Supreme Court decision that has influenced affirmative action in higher education. As a parent, this development might leave you disappointed or confused. It's essential to understand the implications of this decision and how it may affect your child's college prospects. At Strategic Admissions Advice, we stay updated on the latest changes, ensuring we can provide you with accurate information and expert guidance.

The Digital SAT and the Rise of Test-Optional Schools 

Another significant shift in college admissions is the upcoming digital SAT beginning in March 2024 (PSAT will be this fall) and the growing trend of test-optional policies adopted by many schools. These changes can be overwhelming, and you may be wondering how they impact your child's application. Our team at Strategic Admissions Advice can help you navigate these transitions and understand the best course of action for your student. We stay informed about these evolving testing standards, enabling us to provide you with valuable insights and strategic advice.

The Influence of AI on College Essay Writing 

Artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, is revolutionizing the way college essays are evaluated. It's important for parents to recognize the impact of AI on the application process and understand how to leverage this technology to their child's advantage. Strategic Admissions Advice stays at the forefront of these advancements, equipping us to guide you through the evolving essay landscape. By scheduling a Discovery Call with us, you'll gain valuable insights on how to help your child craft compelling essays that stand out in this new AI-driven environment.

Being Proactive: Rethinking College Lists and Essays 

With so many changes taking place, it's crucial for parents and students to be proactive in their approach to college admissions. If you have a rising senior, now is the time to address the essay writing portion of the application. As more schools adopt test-optional policies, essays become a key component for showcasing your child's abilities and unique qualities. We can assist you in reevaluating your college list, considering whether to submit test scores and developing a winning essay strategy.

How Strategic Admissions Advice Can Help You 

At Strategic Admissions Advice, we understand the complexities and challenges associated with the changing landscape of college admissions. We are passionate about supporting parents like you and helping your child achieve their dreams. We want to be your filter, providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions.

Ready to better understand how college admissions is changing? Schedule a free Discovery Call with us today! Let's have a strategy session and explore how Strategic Admissions Advice can assist you in successfully navigating the evolving world of college admissions. Your child's future awaits!