College Application News – October – ACT Superscore, Sending Scores, College Essays

The October issue of College Guide 4 Parents’ College Application News informs parents of high school students about college app topics relevant for this time of the year.

College application news for parents of high schoolers: ACT superscore, test-flexible colleges, sending ACT scores, what to write about in a college essay.




This month, seniors are busy working on their applications and making sure colleges get their best test scores.

In this newsletter, we focus on:

  • what are ACT composite scores, ACT superscores, and test-flexible colleges
  • how to send ACT scores
  • what seniors should be working on this month,
  • what to write about in a college essay (this section is addressed primarily to parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors).

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College Essay Advice 2018-19 : 82 Posts by College Prep Experts

Writing a college essay may seem a daunting task. How does one create a personal statement that highlights one’s character and aspirations while being engaging? College prep companies charge to help students with the preparation of their college applications. Some like PrepScholar, CollegeVine, and CollegeXpress also share college essay advice and tips on their blogs.


This article contains links to 82 posts about writing college essays, most of them published this year. The first eight give general advice about how to compose a personal statement. The next three focus on the Common Application, Coalition Application and ApplyTexas essay prompts. The last 71 provide specific insights into how to write the application and supplemental essays for 62 popular colleges.

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