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If you do extremely well on your PSATs and SATs will colleges come to you to try and persuede you to attend their college or university?   Or os contact pretty much always student to co

Hi Robert,

Will you receive marketing material from schools?  Yes.  I don't know what you mean by "persuade", but they certainly use standardized exam results such as PSAT and SAT to market their programs to students and families.  As a general rule, schools with less prestige will indeed offer more perks to try and recruit students to attend their school.

I hope you'll have the excitement of multiple schools wooing you to attend their school.  However, note that receiving an unsolicited recruitment material via mail does NOT necessarily mean they are strongly interested in "recruiting" you.  Many schools use clearinghouse or mailing list to send out mass mail to students and families.  

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I can help with all questions related to education, including college admissions related questions. I can also help in the areas of motivation, learning strategies, and topics that may be categorized under educational psychology. However, don't expect me to have the secrets to getting into your school of your dreams, because they don't exist. I can provide answers to help you better navigate through our educational system in the US. I cannot answer questions related to international educational systems and policies. My expertise is mainly in the areas of letters, arts, and sciences, with specialty in pre-health. Humanities and the arts are beyond the scope of my expertise.


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