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Should I Take the August SAT? Guide to Choosing Fall SAT Test Dates
The College Board administers an SAT on August 26th, 2017 - a newly added test date to the SAT calendar. It falls at the beginning of a busy fall and winter standardized testing schedule, before SATs in October, November, and December. Here are the SAT test dates this fall: SAT Test Date Normal Deadline Late Registration* Online Scores Released August 26,...
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When to Take the SAT or ACT?
The best time for most students to register for, wake up early, shake test-day jitters, and take a four-hour SAT or ACT is June before junior year. But that isn't it. June before junior year is the best time for most students to take the test for the first time. It's best to take the SAT...
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5 Things I Would Have Done Differently My Freshman Year of College
As graduation looms ahead, I’ve started to look back and reflect on my time in college. Some years were good, some weren’t the best. My freshman year was tough for me, but I think there are many things I could have done differently to have made a better experience for myself. I thought I would...
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How to Earn Scholarships Based on ACT Scores
Just getting through high school in one piece is hard enough, but to get into the college of your choice, you really have to keep many plates spinning at once. One plate to spin is the cost of college. And one way to help cut the cost of college is to earn scholarships based on...
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What Is Rolling Admission and Why Would You Apply?
When it comes to the college application process, most students know that it is extremely important to be aware of deadlines. This is true not only in terms of deadlines to submit the actual application, but also deadlines for registering for standardized tests, applying for scholarships and financial aid, and even reminding your recommenders to...
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Guide to ACT Registration
There are many different pieces to the college application process - selecting the colleges to which you’ll apply, gathering your transcripts and other documents, writing your essays and answer short-answer prompts, collecting letters of recommendation, and so on and so forth. In the timeline of college applications, one of the first items you’ll need to...
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