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Jason Robinovitz

Jason Robinovitz

As an active member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board, Jason Robinovitz is part of a professional network of admission directors, educators, psychologists and other educational consultants. Additionally, Jason is a founding member of the National Test Prep Association, the first non-profit industry group for test prep professional nationwide.

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SAT or ACT: Which Test to Take, That’s the Question!

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on January 20, 2021

As the months slip by during which virtually everyone has been affected and shaped by the pandemic, it’s wise to cast a critical eye on the college admissions scene. Our focus in this post is the entrance testing. Some testing information has remained the same during this fraught period, while some aspects of these two tests have changed. Let’s take a look.

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Test Optional: To Submit or Not to Submit

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on November 10, 2020

We’ve gotten several questions from students confused about test-optional and whether or not to submit scores to schools with November deadlines. Keep reading to hear what we propose.

Topics: ACT, Coronavirus, SAT, Test Optional

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Topics: ACT, Coronavirus, SAT, Test Optional

2020 SUS Admissions Tour

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on October 2, 2020

At this year’s virtual SUS Admissions Tour, admissions directors from Florida’s 12 public universities weighed in on testing, shared updates to applications, and offered tips for this year’s application cycle. In this article we've share some of their more interesting take-aways.

Topics: UF, FSU, UCF, SUS

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Topics: UF, FSU, UCF, SUS

When Your GPA Still Doesn't Equal Your GPA

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on September 30, 2020

In August of last year, our blog titled “When your GPA doesn't equal your GPA” discussed the varying ways in which colleges look at students’ grades – and the strength of the schedules that produced those grades – in making admissions decisions. In that blog, we noted that “When it comes to your GPA, the one that’s on your transcript is not necessarily the one that colleges will use!” That’s every bit as true now as it was then, and it’s also true, in spades, for the Florida State University System (SUS) schools that will be the focus of this blog.

Topics: College Application Essay, College Admission, Personal Statement

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Topics: College Application Essay, College Admission, Personal Statement

ACT Testing Sites Update for South Florida

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on August 27, 2020

In light of all the recent ACT testing center cancellations, we wanted to reach out to you to make sure that your registration was up-to-date for the September ACT Exams. Below is a list of schools that are currently hosting the ACT exam for September 12th, 13th, 19th, and/or 20th. 

Topics: ACT, Test Optional

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Topics: ACT, Test Optional

How to Stay Sane During Covid-19

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on August 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone! In addition to the fear of infection, we are also facing a mental health crisis that has affected both parents and their children. With the new school year rapidly approaching, we've teamed up with Therapeutic Oasis to address a different mental health topic every week so that everyone will be better prepared for the inevitability of a return to virtual schooling. In this series, we will focus on: 

Topics: Mental Health, Virtual

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Topics: Mental Health, Virtual

The Advantages of Synchronous Virtual Tutoring

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on March 12, 2020

First, some definitions: Virtual tutoring differs from in-person tutoring because the tutor and student(s) will be communicating via the internet via Skype, Zoom, or some other, similar program; Synchronous means that the tutoring/teaching is happening in real time as opposed to, for example, the tutor responding to a student’s work at some later time with a grade and/or comments.

Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Virtual

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Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Virtual

The Changes to the 2020 AP US History Test & 3 Tips to Help

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on February 28, 2020

Topics: AP Exams, APUSH

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Topics: AP Exams, APUSH

2020 Changes to AP Literature and AP Language Exams

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on February 27, 2020

2020 Changes to AP English Literature and Composition

The test this year will be 15 minutes shorter than it was in previous years, but the only substantive change is in the scoring of the free-response questions. The content of the free-response section remains unchanged from previous years, but the way that it’s scored will change.

Topics: AP Exams

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Topics: AP Exams

IEPs and 504 Plans: What are They and Which is Better?

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on February 25, 2020

While there are some similarities between Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans, which is better depends on circumstances. Let’s look at a comparison.

Topics: Special Needs, 504 Plan, ADHD, IEP, LD

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Topics: Special Needs, 504 Plan, ADHD, IEP, LD