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AP Exams and SAT Subject Tests: Similarities & Differences

Last Updated on Jan 27, 2021 12:30:00 AM

With news of the recent demise of SAT Subject Tests, many students were thrilled to find out they could scratch those additional test sittings off their long list of college preparation to-do’s. Ultimately, however, colleges still want to know that students have mastered academic subjects, so the College Board (CB) has merely shifted the emphasis to their other testing tools – AP exams. As a result, we are predicting that taking rigorous AP courses and scoring well on the exams are going to be more important than ever for students who hope to be admitted to top universities. Here’s what you need to know about AP exams and how they can impact your college planning process, as well as your college career. 

Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, Subject Test

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Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, Subject Test

College Board Drops SAT Subject Tests & Optional SAT Essay

Last Updated on Jan 20, 2021 3:20:03 PM


Amid the sea of challenges that rocked the world of college admissions this past year, College Board is riding the wave of changing times. The organization announced on Tuesday, January 19, that it will no longer administer SAT Subject Tests and will drop the optional essay portion of the SAT.

Topics: College Admission, Subject Test, SAT Essay

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Topics: College Admission, Subject Test, SAT Essay

Do I Have to Take a Subject Test? - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Jul 30, 2019 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?

Last Updated on Jul 30, 2019 8:01:00 AM


Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Choice, Subject Test

SAT or ACT: Choose Wisely - Part 2

Last Updated on Apr 29, 2019 1:35:10 PM

In the world of college admission testing, we’re moving steadily towards a future in which testing takes on a very different look. In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed the existing ACT and SAT. Our goal was to help students and their parents make informed decisions when it comes to selecting and preparing for an upcoming exam. Today, part 2, we’ll examine some current trends in testing and consider how they may shape the future. But, first, we’ll take a look at another test that is occasionally used in the admission’s process.

Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, Subject Test

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Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, Subject Test

SAT Subject Tests in August - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With the College Board’s new summer SAT test date (August 26th) comes an intriguing gambit for high school students who plan to apply to more competitive colleges (and even to those that may not be considered so competitive): taking up to three of the College Board’s 1-hour Subject Tests offered on that date.

Topics: Essays, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting, Subject Test

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Topics: Essays, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting, Subject Test

Tips For Making a Strong Impression In SAT - Score At The Top- Florida

Last Updated on Mar 30, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

Among the more selective colleges in the country, more than two dozen “recommend” to applicants that they submit not only an SAT or ACT score, but also the results of two or three College Board SAT Subject Tests. You can take up to three of these hour-long, multiple-choice exams at one sitting on May 2 and/or June 16, the two remaining national testing dates this academic year.

Topics: Test-Prep, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, Subject Test

SAT Subject Tests - Do you really need them? - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Mar 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Among the most selective colleges in the country, more than two dozen “recommend” to applicants that they submit not only an SAT or ACT score, but also the results of two or three College Board SAT Subject Tests. Up to three of these hour-long, multiple-choice exams can be taken at one time on any of the seven national testing dates. A student has to plan well in advance, because no one can take both an SAT Reasoning Test (the “SAT”) and Subject Tests on the same day. What are they all about?

Topics: Test-Prep, Subject Test

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Topics: Test-Prep, Subject Test

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