I am a current high school student and a certified CSWA, I was wondering if colleges would be impressed that I already have it and if it will help with admissions?
Also would it be better to get my CSWP for colleges to see?
There are very few times that having extra "bragging rights" will hurt your chances. I look at the SW certifications as a personal satisfaction in my capability. If you have the chance to take the CSWP or any specialized SW tests I would suggest doing it. I can't imagine it would reduce your chances in any way.
I can't really comment as to whether or not being certified CSWA will impress any of the colleges but I will say cudo's to you for doing something with your life and not sitting on your hands in your early years. Like Jeff has indicated, it certainly can't work against you can it?
I don't how it's in colleges in USA, but in CSWA you test your skills and this i very important!
The colleges here in the USA don't really care about previous CAD cert's. Although some teachers may congratulate you, it has no bearing how you are graded. I suspect it may change in the future.
I don't think it will help with college, but it does help with employment (some employers look for this).
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Something else to consider. I'm sure it varies from company to company based on how many "seats" they have purchased but a lot of us have had to pay for our certifications. If the school system allows you to take the tests and get your certs free of charge, get every single one you can. As others have already said, it will only help you in the future when you hit the job-market.
In the U.S. colleges utilize standardize test scores and current high school grade point averages to aid in the acceptance policies. Since the SW certification is neither an industry/business accepted certification program or an accredited program I don't see how this will help you get into any schools. I read that some suggest that might change in the future- I would strongly disagree.
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