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BS Class of 2020 Thread

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Replies to: BS Class of 2020 Thread

  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar Registered User Posts: 1,046 Senior Member
    @suzyQ7 Test date was 1/20.
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 3,155 Senior Member
    It really depends on the kid.
    For us, having the tests out of the way by Junior spring was a great relief.
    DS's have zero test anxiety and they test well. So I knew they did not need to wait till later for higher scores.
    S2017 had 760/800/36 in math in Sophomore PSAT/Junior fall tests, and close to 700/31 in English/reading so he did not need much to improve.
    S2019 had 1460 in Sophomore PSAT, so I expected him to be done with tests early as well.


  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar Registered User Posts: 1,046 Senior Member
    @GoatMama I think you’re kiddo has already been in communication with some college coaches? How has the topic of standardized test scores been covered? AppleKid has a couple unofficial campus visits/coach meetings coming up (D3) and one reason we are anxious for an official score is so we can a better sense of which schools will be in academic range. Do you think it’s ok to tell the coaches about the preACT score just as a preliminary benchmark?
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 1,121 Senior Member
    She has been using her 10th grade PSAT score in communications with coaches. I'm assuming it's fine to use preACT scores in a similar manner. Coaches may be less familiar with them, though, since the preACT is a new thing. One of several reasons why my D is taking the SAT in August before junior year is to have a score in hand for athletic recruitment purposes.
  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar Registered User Posts: 1,046 Senior Member
    Just dropped AppleKid at spring preseason training. Which means we’re going to miss birthday #16–it’s our first one apart ever. Much harder for me than for the kid though. I guess it’s how it should be. =((
  • itcannotbetrueitcannotbetrue Registered User Posts: 515 Member
    @AppleNotFar --would that preseason training by chance be in Tampa? CBTkid (which clearly does not have the same ring as AppleKid) is there now, soaking up the sunshine.

    While we didn't miss a birthday, we definitely got shorted the second week of Spring break with our DC :(
  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar Registered User Posts: 1,046 Senior Member
    @itcannotbetrue Did you consider TrueKid?

    AK is actually on the other side of the state, but how lucky for all of them!
  • queenmotherqueenmother Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    Yeah I am not liking missing out on my kid's second week of spring break. He is at preseason training in FL also.
  • RuralAmericaRuralAmerica Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Is anyone else completely overwhelmed with the sheer number of colleges/universities there are to choose from? :-S
  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom Registered User Posts: 5,139 Senior Member
    Is anyone else completely overwhelmed with the sheer number of colleges/universities there are to choose from?

    What? There are more than five? You don't say! ;)

    Yes, there are around 3,000 of them in the U.S., yet people seem to be worried that their kids won't somehow find a seat.

    Have fun exploring all those great choices! :)
  • RuralAmericaRuralAmerica Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Ha!! We’re not looking at any of those...so I guess that leaves only about 2,990 to choose from! It’s just so overwhelming to figure out the best fit with so many. She’s definitely applying to West Point and UNC Chapel Hill, but after that I’m lost!
  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar Registered User Posts: 1,046 Senior Member
    How about any of the other service academies @RuralMama ? I thought I read somewhere that the academies appreciate demonstrated interest in serving in any branch. @ChoatieMom ?
  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom Registered User Posts: 5,139 Senior Member
    She’s definitely applying to West Point

    You're joking, right?
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