The objective of the subscription based ACP College Help Library is to provide students and parents with a year-by-year guide to help manage the college admissions process. Each year of high school is important along this journey. Colleges look for the complete package – students who will add skills and talent thereby enhancing the vitality of the campus, while also demonstrating a high level of academic achievement. As colleges attempt to find these students, the pattern of acceptances and rejections is often unclear. Indeed, it can appear somewhat random. But in reality, there is some method to the madness!
What can you do to beat the system? There is no way to guarantee your acceptance to a particular school. But with planning and strategy, you can greatly improve your odds. The ACP program will help you start putting together your “case” – your absolute best possible presentation of your academic record and strengths.
Most students possess more potential than they realize. Many have a unique “hook” or “ace” that they can use to their advantage. But it needs to be identified, developed, and presented properly. It also needs to be combined with an overall package of abilities, experiences and academic accomplishments that will catch the eye of the admissions staff. The ACP program will help you do that.
The ACP program is geared towards students who plan to attend a four-year college or university (the use of the word “college” refers to any four-year institution). While ACP makes no guarantee that you will gain admission to your top choice(s), we believe that following the ACP program will give you the best possible chance. There is an excellent school out there for everyone (more than 3,800 in the U.S. alone) and a high percentage of students are accepted at their first or second choice college. So “think positive” and let the adventure begin!
Each year of the ACP program consists of a curriculum sorted by major topics applicable to the selected academic year. Certain topics cross from year-to-year and may contain some of the same information or particular information applicable to a specific year (for example, Standardized testing exists in the Sophomore, Junior and Senior years; however, it changes from PSAT to SAT and ACT).
For each Topic, there will be directions to Key Articles. ACP members have access to the entire library of College Help Articles. This area contains a great deal of content and in order to make that content more usable, and keep it in context, the Topic sections of the website will direct members to the specific articles that are relevant to the Topic being studied.
Each year has specific resources that enable members to get and stay organized, catalogue information and chart progress throughout the process. By utilizing the ACP worksheets members will have critical information at their fingertips and will have the ability to track and compare colleges of interest, applications submitted and acceptance offers made to truly evaluate what schools are truly “right fit” institutions.
Atlantic College Planning assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the student’s success or failure to obtain admission to the colleges of his/her choice, nor for the effectiveness of the advice given. The student is welcome to use our materials, but remains in full control of his/her admissions process and retains full responsibility thereof.
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