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2016 College Admissions News in Review

Now that the fall semester is over, most students can enjoy the winter break and look forward to what will come during the new year. Of course, some seniors may still be working on their college admissions essays, so if you find yourself typing away at odd hours of the night, don’t lose faith: the hard work will pay off!

Either way, we at B2A would like to wish everyone happy holidays and a splendid new year. Without a doubt, 2016 has been one of the more eventful years in recent memory, especially when it comes to college admissions news. Here are some of the highlights that you may have missed from throughout the year:

1. Perhaps the biggest news of the year: the redesigned SAT was administered for the first time in March.

2. University of California and University of Texas changed their essay prompts.

3. The Coalition Application was created as an alternative to the Common Application.

4. As with every year, college admissions acceptance rates lowered, signaling the increased competition students face.

5. LinkedIn became a key social media resource for college admissions officers.

6. Malia Obama, President Obama’s eldest daughter, decided to take a gap year before going to Harvard, a choice that made many question if they should follow her example.

7. 38 B2A students were National Merit Semi-Finalists (okay, we had to brag a little bit)

If you are looking for some extra studying over the winter, B2A will be open for eight days during the break. We have SAT, ACT, and other enrichment classes for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Also, if you need some last-minute essay editing or college admissions help, we got that covered too. Let us help you end the year on a high note!

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