Category: College Counseling

College Counseling Corner

Through partnership with Method Test Prep, MacDuffie students have the opportunity to access free online SAT prep courses.

Method Test Prep specializes in standardized test preparation. Their online courses help build the math, reading, and writing skills that are assessed in the SAT and ACT exams.

To access their online program click here.

The referral code for MacDuffie students is: tkn.12584593

For more information please visit their website.

In addition to offering students online courses, audio and video tutorials, practice questions, vocabulary builders, progress tracking, and instant feedback, Method Test Prep also offers resources for parents.

These resources are free of charge to MacDuffie parents and include e-books, videos, blog posts, and webinars.

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On Wednesday, June 17th at 12 PM EST, Method Test Prep will present How will the redesigned PSAT and SAT affect you?

Register here

Can’t attend live?  No problem, register anyhow and they’ll email you a recording of the webinar.

Junior Class College Information Night

MacDuffie is hosting a College Information Night on Monday, March 2nd from 7pm – 8:30pm in the Student Center.

All juniors are required to attend, and parents are welcome to attend as well.

Topics will include information on: searching for colleges, what students should be looking for, what colleges are looking for in students, and how admission decisions are made.

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There will also be information on the admission process overall (the application and college essay), standardized tests (SAT and ACT, SAT Subject Tests, TOEFL), and visiting colleges.

College admission officers from Boston University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be joining us to discuss these topics.

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Day students in the junior class are welcome to join boarding students for dinner in the Dining Hall before the event.

The Future of Engineering

Amy Glen, Associate Director Office Of Future Engineers from Purdue University, visited Mr. Woolley’s AP Physics class on Tuesday.

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Purdue University, founded in 1869 as a Land Grant institution, awarded its first engineering degree in 1878. The first engineering school came aboard in 1882, when the School of Mechanical Engineering was established. Since then, what is now known as the College of Engineering, with 11 schools and three divisions, has grown to become among the largest and most prestigious engineering programs in the world.

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The purpose of the visit was to encourage students to pursue an education in engineering. The College of Engineering is specifically targeting students who are already studying advanced sciences and have shown an interest in engineering.

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During the visit, students learned an engineering degree can be used for more than just engineering. In fact, 33% of the Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers hold engineering degrees versus only 11% with business degrees. After the presentation, students met with Mr. Morris, College Counselor, to discuss the admission process at Purdue and to identify additional college choices matching their interests.