ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- C2 Education (C2), the nation's fastest growing network of subject tutoring, SAT®, ACT® and PSAT® test prep and education support centers, surveyed students and found that the majority of students begin college preparation in the 8th or 9th grade.
Many academic experts, including C2, strongly believe college preparation should begin as early as the 8th or 9th grade; nearly 60% of the parents surveyed by C2 agree. College admissions, particularly for top-tier institutes, grows more competitive each year. Harvard's recent acceptance rate was only 5.3%; stats like this reflect the struggle to be noticed by an admissions officer. However, early preparation can play an important role in helping a student stand-out.
Scoring well on standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT is one important component. Almost 90% of the parents surveyed felt that strong test scores would be very impactful to their student's acceptance rates, with good reason: While a handful of colleges are waiving standardized testing as an integral factor, most top-100 schools will continue to utilize test scores when making acceptance decisions.
How does an 8th or 9th grader prepare for college? "Taking practice tests for the SAT or ACT is a good start as it allows students to become familiar with the test and gives them the opportunity to strengthen areas of weakness," stated David Kim, C2 CEO, who went on to explain: "The earlier students can merge the fundamentals with critical thinking and advanced problem solving, the easier the academic path will be." C2 Education offers a multitude of tutoring options and works with students from elementary school through high school age. Additionally, C2 offers many complementary programs, at no-charge, for students and parents, including practice tests, the College Roadmap (a step-by-step guide to college preparedness), seminars and workshops.
To learn how C2 Education can help your student achieve their academic potential, visit www.c2educate.com or call 888-777-3889.
About C2 Education
C2 Education was founded in 1997 by David Kim and Jim Narangajavana, two Harvard students offering private tutoring programs from their dorm room. In 2000, C2 opened their first location in Maryland. As of 2015, the company has grown to over 170 centers nationwide and is opening, on average, more than two centers per month. C2 serves over 10,000 students and their families each week. C2 is one of the premier SAT/ACT test prep and subject tutoring companies in the U.S., providing expertise with trained and often multilingual tutoring staff as well as customized curriculum. C2 was the first test prep provider to write and publish student workbooks for the new SAT.
SOURCE C2 Education