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Do I Have to Take a Subject Test?

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 8:01:00 AM

 

Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

Should I Take a Subject Test?

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 9:16:00 AM


Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

Should I Take the SAT or ACT Essay?

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 2:24:00 PM

We're asked this question all the time, ultimately, it depends on where you're applying. Thanks to our friend Cignas Vanni for compiling a fairly comprehensive list of schools that require or recommend submitting an essay from the SAT/ACT. FYI, as far as colleges go, "recommend" means "require." Without further adieu, here's the list:  

Topics: ACT, SAT Test, ACT/SAT, Essay

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Topics: ACT, SAT Test, ACT/SAT, Essay

Colleges That Superscore the ACT

Posted on Jul 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Updated July 2017

While there are many schools out there that super-score the SAT, the list of schools that super-score the ACT is much smaller. To aid you in search for information, we have compiled a list (with the help of fellow consultants at IECA) of many of the schools that super-score the ACT. While the list does not cover every single college in the US, it is fairly comprehensive.

Topics: ACT, Test-Prep, Concordance, superscore

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Topics: ACT, Test-Prep, Concordance, superscore

Wacky Scores on the June 2018 SAT

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 12:52:30 PM

SCORES FOR THE JUNE 2018 SAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED AND HIGH-SCORING STUDENTS ARE NOT HAPPY.  THE CURVE ON THE MATH SECTION WAS REALLY UNFORGIVING TO HIGH-SCORING STUDENTS.  THE TEST IS A REMINDER THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE READY TO RETAKE THE SAT AND ACT AND THAT NO ONE ACTUALLY WANTS AN “EASY” SAT.

Topics: SAT Test, Test Scores, Test-Prep, Concordance

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Topics: SAT Test, Test Scores, Test-Prep, Concordance

Picking Your Best-Fit Colleges: Can You Get In, and Are You Sure You Want To?

Posted on Jul 7, 2018 10:02:05 AM

Typing “where should I go to college?” into Google’s search engine yields over one billion hits — and while we’d encourage students to do that and then explore some of the “first page” results, mainly for learning purposes, it’s a far too cumbersome way to find a meaningful answer to the question. Fortunately, we’re here to get you started the right way. We’ll share with you our more than 30 years of experience in helping students find their best-fit colleges by discussing four important parameters you should consider in order to narrow your choices:

Topics: College Admission, College Planning, College Choice

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Topics: College Admission, College Planning, College Choice

It’s Summer Time: Are Your Children Losing their Learning?

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 11:46:55 AM

If an investment is expected to depreciate by 30 percent in its first year and experience compounding losses every year thereafter, it’s probably not a sound venture.”

Topics: Tutoring, Summer School, Learning Loss

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Topics: Tutoring, Summer School, Learning Loss

Better Returns than Buffet's: The Bright Futures Scholarship

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 5:12:34 PM

We understand that Return On Investment can go hand-in-hand with risk: no pain, no gain. But how would you respond to a proposed investment of $2,000 that could result in saving between $7,392 (a 370% return on your money) and $28,416 (a 1,421% return on your money) over roughly four years? While this investment isn’t risk-free, it is low risk, assuming you have a student willing to work hard and follow instruction. Simply put, this investment is in test preparation for the SAT and ACT! When paired with a motivated student (and the right test-prep tutor), the result is a hefty scholarship from Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarships (BFSs).

Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Financial Aid, Investment

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Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Financial Aid, Investment

Is There A Future Doctor in the House?

Posted on May 27, 2018 11:39:00 AM

If so, the future physician is almost certainly going to be faced with taking – and passing – the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), a product of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  The MCAT is a standardized, computer-administered, multiple-choice exam with no questions requiring writing. Some form of the MCAT has been part of the medical school admissions process for 90 years; it’s required for admission to almost all medical schools in the U.S. and many in Canada; and it’s taken by over 85,000 prospective physicians each year.

Topics: Test-Prep, MCAT

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Topics: Test-Prep, MCAT

Common vs Coalition vs Universal College Application: Which Should You Complete?

Topics: College Application, Coalition App, College Counseling, College Planning, Investment, Application Essays, Common App, Universal App

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