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What Do My NEW SAT Scores Mean?

After more than two months of eagerly waiting, students who took the first new SAT on March 5th are finally receiving their scores. As is often the case when receiving important scores for a new exam, many may feel a little confused as to what to make of all the...

Perfect ACT Prep: 5 Lessons From a Perfect ACT Score

What makes an ACT preparation class perfect? While there are many components that constitute an ideal learning environment, let’s discuss one that you won’t read about too often: learning from an instructor who has achieved a perfect score on the ACT. More...

What Admissions Experts Tell Their Own Kids

When it comes to college admissions, everyone is looking for the best possible advice. In doing so, we often try to alter ourselves to fit a perceived mold of what colleges are looking for. Even if you are able to become an “ideal” candidate, what would be...

What to Expect on the First Redesigned SAT

In less than two weeks nearly a million high school students will be faced with the redesigned SAT. Yes, it is scary for many, but there are plenty of reasons why one shouldn’t fear it. The College Board (the company that makes the SAT exam) has regularly made format...

The New Summer SAT

The College Board is making a long overdue change to the SAT testing schedule. While the SAT is offered seven times a year, after the June exam, there isn’t another SAT until October. Beginning in 2017, the College Board will now offer the SAT at the end of...

SAT Rescheduled Due to Snow: New Date During Vacation?

The snowstorm on the East Coast is unfortunately causing many test centers to reschedule the January 23rd SAT exam. Any reasonable person can appreciate that the weather conditions make it impossible to have the SAT at the regular time – this in itself is...

Why is the PSAT out of 1520?

Why is the PSAT out of 1520 this year? For the past 11 years, the PSAT has been scored on a range from 60 to 240. By adding a zero to each section, past PSAT scores could be easily compared to past SAT scores (scored on a total scale of 600 to 2400). With the...

Whether or Not to Take the Old or New SAT Exam

High school juniors: with your return to school imminent, the SAT exam looms large. You would typically be asking yourselves two test-prep related questions: When should I take the SAT? (after adequate preparation) and Should I also take the ACT? (it’s always worth a...