The answer is, it hasn't really changed much at all. Except that since the pandemic, the trend of schools making SAT and ACT test scores optional has increased. However important to note, if you have the opportunity to take these tests and you believe your scores will help in the decision process, by all means send them along as part of your application process. After all anything that reflects on your academic achievements is worth highlighting to the schools you are interested in.
Sep 9, 2020 3:45:00 PM
Topics: College Planning
Aug 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM
At RISLA, we have some exciting news to share with our community. Last week, Forbes Advisor ranked RISLA in the Top 3 of the Best Private Student Loan Lenders for 2020.
Jul 23, 2020 1:12:29 PM
Topics: Borrowing for College
Jul 9, 2020 1:35:00 PM
If you’re headed back to school in the fall or are already enrolled at a college or university, it’s time to start thinking about how you might pay for the upcoming semester. Do scholarships and grants alone cover your tuition? Or do you need to borrow money for college to fill in the financial gap? One option that is almost always available is a payment plan. This could be a good option for you and your family.
Jun 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM
Remember to limit the amount you borrow! For every dollar you borrow, you will have to pay back more than that dollar with interest.
May 29, 2020 1:14:15 PM
Moving Onward and Upward for the 20/21 Academic Year
What a year 2020 has been to date with so many changes and unknowns now a part of our daily lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. But one thing that hasn’t changed is needing options to help pay for college.
May 15, 2020 12:30:00 PM
For our fourth and final week of “Inquiring Minds - What Students Want to Know”, we wanted to share that we know everyone is overwhelmed with how Coronavirus has changed our lives today and probably into the future.
May 7, 2020 2:19:00 PM
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Apr 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM
Welcome to our new short series: Inquiring Student Minds Want to Know. We have reached out to several of the schools we work with to learn what students are asking about in this unprecedented time known as the Coronavirus Pandemic. We will feature one question per week and the most popular responses for 4 weeks. We hope you find this information calming and helpful.