When I meet with students for the first time, one of the questions I ask them is, “What are you doing this summer?” The answers vary from a shrug or an “I don’t know” to a full-blown description of a schedule that includes volunteering, a job and traveling the globe.
What happens to a student who isn’t outright rejected from a school and isn’t accepted to a school? They are put on the waiting list, a strategy to keep students interested in a particular school but also to ensure that the school has the desired number of students when the freshman class starts in September.
Discrimination in colleges and universities exists; but there needs to be a concerted effort among faculty and administrators to develop a culture that encourages students to have a voice in order to protect those who are treated with lack of respect and prejudice.
June is the last chance during this school year for them to take standardized tests: the ACT’s, the SAT’s, and the SAT subject tests.