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NC Global Ninth Grade Plan
An NC Global Plan for Ninth Graders offers strategies for success that include academic support, writing tutoring, tips for active reading, and study skills and time management. It also typically includes a test-taking and test-preparation plan, as well as early-stage college admission planning. In general, the NC Global Ninth Grade Plans allow students to extend the college admission process, using the additional time to the best possible advantage. As part of this, we provide assistance in finding highly sought long-term internships, meaningful jobs, community service, and prestigious summer academic programs and opportunities.
Early College Admission Counseling
Many students wait until the summer before Twelfth Grade to work on the college admission process. It is not until it is too late that they find out that they have missed the opportunity to maximize their odds of admission to top choice colleges. NC Global, by spreading out the process over several years and employing admissions strategies developed by founder and admissions expert Neil Chyten, helps students both create and take advantage of opportunities to enhance their college applications and résumés that would otherwise not exist.
SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test Preparation
For some students, starting to prepare for and take tests in Ninth Grade can be a highly rewarding strategy. Why? First, since you control all your scores, you decide which ones colleges see and which ones they don’t. As such, tests can be taken purely for practice and familiarization purposes – and who knows? Perhaps you’ll ace your tests the first time, leaving lots of time to focus on other aspects of the college application (like AP courses, AP tests, and grades!).
In Ninth Grade, most students take Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to take the corresponding SAT Subject Test on the first Saturday in June.
It also makes sense to begin selecting ACT or SAT, and then moving down a gradual path of skill building and preparation for the corresponding test. This would involve working with practice questions and passages to gain comfort and familiarity. You could even take the ACT or SAT (or both) in Ninth Grade. Since most colleges superscore the ACT and SAT, taking tests early can allow students to focus on individual test sections, thus producing highly elevated subscores, which in turn produce much higher ACT and SAT superscores.
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