Welcome to the new posters!
I hope those affected by Sandy have power and are nearing the end of the clean up!
Best wishes to those who have taken the SAT & ACT in the past couple of weeks - hoping for good results to all!
NewHaven - I admire you for all you do for your D! I'm under the impression that you are a single working mom and searching for colleges takes a lot of time and perseverance! Keep on doing what you're doing and come here for support whenever you feel like giving up!
Fog - I've also been trying to plan a spring break trip to see some universities. My parents will be on the beach in Alabama over spring break, so I've been searching for good engineering schools that might be along the way or nearby. I've come up with Georgia Tech, U of Alabama & Vanderbilt. Any other suggestions?
Second quarter grades are looking much better than first quarter. The first quarter was the first time DS had C's on his report card ... and he had TWO! YUCK!! One of those is now up to an A and the other a B, so hopefully they will continue to increase or at least stay at that level for only one B at the end of the semester.
I'm trying to remember when we received the PSAT results last year. It seems like they were released in December. I do remember the PLAN results last year took forever! He had started receiving mailings from colleges congratulating him on his PLAN performance and we had no idea what the score was!
I'm still thinking that the Spring will be a good time for him to take the SAT. We're happy with the ACT results from last year, so probably won't retake that ... unless he just wants to for fun as a challenge to raise the score one or two more points!
The weather here is gorgeous ... hope everyone is enjoying this fall!