Cutting Down On College Application Stress

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on the “Race to Nowhere“, a documentary that highlights the pressures students are  facing during the college application process.  Earlier this week, NPR posted an interesting story on schools that are making drastic changes in order to fight the college application frenzy.

The article talks about how Beaver Country Day, a private school in Massachusetts, has eliminated their AP courses.  Of course some parents are all for this type of drastic change, while others fear that it will put their children at a severe disadvantage.  It does raise the question, how do colleges evaluate transcripts?  How are students reviewed who do not have access to AP courses?  Check back with us on Monday, January 10th for more details.

Katherine Price

Educational Consultant

Published by Mark Montgomery

Mark is a leading educational consultant. His experience as a professor, college administrator, and youth mentor help him guide students from around the country and around the world.

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