Gaston Caperton Advises College Applicants

Gaston Caperton says everyday learning is more important than focusing on the SAT.
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Question: What’s your advice for high school seniors considering higher education?

Caperton:    Well, as you know, we provide the SAT, which is a part of the college admissions process, but the colleges today don’t just look at the SAT.  We don't think they should just look at the SAT for admissions.  We think they should look at the students’ grades and how they’ve done in school from a pretty early standpoint, and, also, what are their interests?  What are their activities?  What energy have they shown that they really want to accomplish, and they’re working hard.  So, I think that, I say the students, you know, or parents say to me, I say, you know, don’t be worrying about what the SAT is.  Worry everyday, are you learning as much as you possibly can?  Are you taking the most challenging courses?  And are you really putting the energy and commitment to your studies and in maximizing your own potential?