Congratulations, Class of 2016!
One of the most rewarding parts of working for Applerouth is seeing the many ways in which our students of all walks of life benefit from higher SAT/ACT scores, as well as improved high school grades. Whether a student comes to us for a quick 2-hour review for an upcoming test or 30 hours of intensive ACT tutoring, we are privileged to come alongside and help them attain their goals and improve their self-efficacy.
Earlier this spring we reached out to seniors who had worked with us. We wanted to know where they planned on attending college and if there had been any financial reward for their hard work on their standardized tests. The results were overwhelming.
Of the students who got back to us, more than 50% had received financial aid: $3.3 million in total from schools that the students decided to attend, and over $8 million from schools that the respondents decided not to attend. We had multiple full-ride offers for National Merit finalists and semi-finalists, a direct result of tutoring for the PSAT/NMSQT.
The list of schools students decided to attend was wide-ranging. Many students chose the South, deciding on honors programs at UGA or Georgia Tech, Emory, Duke, Furman, and Vanderbilt. Some students opted for northern climes, choosing Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Dartmouth, Columbia, and NYU. Other students decided to head for the heartland, attending the University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Still others chose West-coast schools: Stanford, Pepperdine, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Pomona.
Whichever school you decided to pursue, everyone at Applerouth would like to congratulate the class of 2016. We wish you the best with your upcoming years in college and look forward to hearing about your successes!