I was speaking with a mother of the prospective pupil recently. She brought up questions regarding our assessment of rigor and AP/IB/SAT topic tests. These concerns have recently appear more regularly so I thought it might be suitable to address it in a web log. Perhaps it’s because AP tests are approaching quickly and pupils are beginning to question it to take the tests if it is worth.
First, let’s address rigor. The inquiry that is overall to basically boil right down to this:
Are admission counselors able to objectively and fairly evaluate the curriculum power of each and every student?
In an expressed term, YES. At USC, we’ve among the biggest, if not the largest admission staff of any personal university in the country. Each user is assigned up to a domestic or region that is international or both. We take pride in caring for our regions. Relationships are forged and maintained with high school counselors, parents and students that are prospective. The aim is to have comprehensive and understanding that is detailed of territory. We are particularly aware of exactly what a competitive application looks like within its appropriate context. Finally, you’ll start thinking about us as context specialists. Context is especially essential in our process. We recognize that rigor appears vastly various and unique for every school. Usage of academic and extracurricular tasks in each high school, town, and region wil