The College admissions process is about to undergo a huge overhaul. This comes from a new report out of Harvard called "Turning the Tide."

The goal is to promote empathy and community service and to reduce excessive achievement pressure.

The report includes concrete recommendations in three core areas:

1. Promoting more meaningful contributions to others, community service and engagement with the public good.
2. Assessing students’ ethical engagement and contributions to others in ways that reflect varying types of family and community contributions across race, culture and class.
3. Redefining achievement in ways that both level the playing field for economically diverse students and reduce excessive achievement pressure.

How can you help your child achieve these goals? Take a look at these tips from Harvard educators.

Parent Tips:

-Limit courses/activities- limit AP classes and excessive extracurricular activities
-Value all contributions- working to earn money for the family, taking care of sick relatives, babysitting younger siblings
-SAT- only take the exam twice, research shows scores don't change a lot
-Colleges- be open to many colleges, not just the most prestigious
-Altruism- start thinking about others and how you can help the community year to year

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