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11 03, 2017

How to Organize Your Summer ACT and SAT Test Prep

By |2018-07-16T03:07:43+00:00March 11th, 2017|Other Posts|

Ice cream cones, sandy beaches, clear blue water and the giant test prep book? Which one is unlike all the others? Believe it or not, they all belong together. Even though your son or daughter will tell you otherwise, the summer is one of the best times for the ACT and SAT prep and to work on [...]

1 11, 2016

PSAT Results: What the Numbers Really Mean

By |2017-12-01T21:54:38+00:00November 1st, 2016|SAT|

As most of you already know, the first iteration of the NEW PSAT has come and gone and students should all have their results in hand. The question is: What do these results really mean and how can students use them to prepare for the New SAT? Testive's Head of Learning John LaPlante analyzed one [...]

1 11, 2016

PSAT Scores Are Out: Here’s What You Should Do Next

By |2017-12-01T19:26:29+00:00November 1st, 2016|Other Posts|

PSAT/NMSQT scores are posted by the College Board on Monday, December 12th. For many sophomores and juniors, this is probably their first foray into college application standardized testing. So...now what? Here's what the scores actually mean and how you can use them to guide you for next steps. First of all, you should know that [...]

1 11, 2016

Why Seniors Should Actually Try on their AP Exams

By |2017-08-11T19:45:21+00:00November 1st, 2016|Other Posts|

The deposits have been sent in. The caps and gowns have been ordered. Prom happened. All of that college stuff is all taken care of now and students are starting to come down with that oh so common disease that most second-semester high school seniors get: senioritis. While seniors have probably been warned not to [...]

1 11, 2016

College Admissions Interview Process: The Breakdown

By |2018-07-16T13:51:06+00:00November 1st, 2016|Admissions|

So you've finished submitting your college application materials and are super excited to be done. But then you get an email about an interview and start to panic. No worries, we're here to help with this complete guide to the college admissions interview process. Which colleges offer interviews? Not every school will reach out to [...]

1 11, 2016

5 Tips to Battle Test Anxiety

By |2017-12-01T19:39:51+00:00November 1st, 2016|Other Posts|

Your heart starts racing, your mind goes blank, and helplessness overwhelms you. These are some of the most commons signs of anxiety. When they strike during a test, they may keep you from achieving your full potential on the SAT/ACT. While feeling a little nervous is normal--indeed a little nervousness can sometimes spur you to [...]

1 11, 2016

How to Write a College Application Essay in 5 Steps

By |2016-11-01T00:37:11+00:00November 1st, 2016|Other Posts|

There are a lot of components to a college application. Some are just items on a to-do list, such as request that test scores and official HS transcripts be sent to the schools on your list, while others are more time consuming. Writing your application essay definitely falls into the more time-consuming category! Here are [...]