Webinars

SAT vs. ACT: Which is the best test for me?

Your SAT or ACT score is the second most important factor in college admissions. Since colleges treat the SAT and ACT as equals, you must make the important decision whether to use the coming months to prepare for the SAT, the ACT, or both.

Of recent importance are the significant changes to the SAT which have left many families more confused than ever. Rumors abound that the new SAT is a more difficult test than it used to be – which makes the ACT appear to be the more desirable test.

More familiar with the SAT “brand,” the majority of families who seek our services assume that the SAT will be the best assessment for their children. Most parents personally endured the rite of sitting for an older version of the SAT during high school. Additionally, they know how their children fared on the redesigned PSAT.

The ACT, on the other hand, remains a mystery for many. The majority of our students have had no exposure to the ACT. Many parents have heard of the ACT as an alternative to the SAT but don't know if it's worthwhile to make the investment in ACT preparation or simply stick it out with the SAT.

So if you want to end the confusion and pick the test that’s best for you, let us explain the differences between these two tests so that you can make the best-informed decision about which test to take.

You’re going to learn…

…Precisely How These Tests Affect College Applications
…Six Key Differences Between The Two Tests
…To Essay, or Not to Essay
…A Roadmap for Testing Success

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Make the Most of Your PSAT Scores

College Admission Success Begins Now!

With your PSAT scores in hand, learn exactly how to interpret them, and what steps to take to improve future scores – and more! If you want a competitive edge to gain admission to your top-choice college, the time to start is right now.

The PSAT is a critical tool that highlights how students should begin preparing for the SAT (and ACT!), and beyond that, for college. We have some suggestions for maximizing your scores and creating an optimal plan to prepare for future tests. Read your PSAT score report like a pro. Learn how your PSAT score was calculated and understand your percentile ranking, as well as how your score impacts your qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Don’t panic about a low score—the PSAT is a key diagnostic to help identify challenging subject areas and provide clues about where to focus areas of study and test prep in the upcoming year. There’s plenty of time to prepare and improve, especially if you start early.

Dig deeper: Attend our complimentary presentation/webinar about the PSAT and college admission.

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SAT Redesign: 9 Things You’ve Got to Know

The clock is ticking – the SAT is changing very soon. Make certain your child will be ready!

The new test will be longer and more challenging. Get ready for new content and test-taking strategies!

Get the latest scoop on all the changes from test-prep expert Judi Robinovitz, and how they’ll impact your sophomore and younger children.

YOU’RE GOING TO LEARN:
  • 9 Key Changes to the Redesigned SAT
  • What the test means for a student’s testing schedule
  • How the SAT is used in college admission
  • Bonus: The Growth of Test-Optional Admissions
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Florida's State University System: What Does It Take to Get In?

Learn the Secrets of Admission to Florida's Schools

This session will specifically deal with the Florida State University System; Judi Robinovitz, Certified Educational Planner, will provide you with the most current admission information for all eleven state universities in Florida. You can use this information, along with other tidbits Judi will share, to learn how to make your college application stand out and improve your chances for admission.

The unprecedented increase in applications over the last several years has made the college admissions process more competitive and complex than ever. To successfully navigate these turbulent waters, a student must stand out and truly demonstrate why he or she is such a great match for each college under consideration. Because Judi travels across the county to visit dozens of colleges every year — meeting with admission officers and students, touring campuses, and learning about the current campus culture — her personal insights will provide you with a much deeper understanding of the college admissions process than a catalog, book, or website can ever convey.

 

Here's what you'll learn:
• Admission criteria for all 12 state universities
• How schools recalculate GPAs
• Newest additions to SUS campuses
• How under-qualified students may still gain backdoor admission
• Florida schools' national ranking
• What you can do today to maximize chances for admission

Whether your child is a freshman, sophomore, junior -- or even senior -- this critical webinar is for you!

 

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College Admissions: How Colleges Really Make Their Decisions & How to Improve Your Chances

Learn How to Develop an EDGE in College Admissions!

Sit down with renowned college expert, Judi Robinovitz, as she shares with you her vast knowledge of college admissions -- and how to guide your child to success. If you have a student in high school, or nearing high school, you don't want to miss this presentation!

The unprecedented increase in applications over the last several years has made the college admissions process more competitive and complex than ever. To successfully navigate these turbulent waters, a student must stand out and truly demonstrate why he or she is such a great match for each college under consideration. Because Judi travels across the county to visit dozens of colleges every year — meeting with admission officers and students, touring campuses, and learning about the current campus culture — her personal insights will provide you with a much deeper understanding of the college admissions process than a catalog, book, or website can ever convey.

During this webinar, Judi will describe in detail…
  • 7 top tips to help get you into the college of your dreams
  • Secrets to standing out from the crowd
  • How the Application Essay has Grown More Important
  • The Truth behind “Extra-curricular”

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