1 08, 2018

Succeeding Doesn’t Require All the Answers

By |2018-08-01T19:31:58+00:00August 1st, 2018|ACT, SAT|

Taking the SATs or ACTs is not about knowing every answer, it’s also about knowing what to do when you don’t know the answer and how to put an answer down in the first place. Aside from studying the material that appears on these standardized tests, the actual taking of the test is a completely [...]

31 07, 2018

From 200 to 1600: Understanding the SAT Score Range

By |2018-08-01T16:42:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|SAT|

You’ve taken the SAT and received your score, so you’ve done the hard part. But how will that score help you determine which colleges to apply to? It turns out that most schools provide a range of scores that give applicants an idea of the score required to gain admission. But first, here’s the complete [...]

31 07, 2018

Understanding SAT Score Percentiles

By |2018-07-31T15:41:42+00:00July 31st, 2018|SAT|

Congratulations to your student for taking the SAT! But how do you interpret their results? While the SAT is scored out of 1600, the College Board has also made score percentiles available online to students and parents. So, what are score percentiles, and what do they mean? This post will refresh you on how score [...]

31 07, 2018

What is the Highest SAT Score Possible?

By |2018-07-31T14:54:42+00:00July 31st, 2018|SAT|

What’s the highest SAT score my student can earn? As you probably know, the SAT is a crucial part of your student’s college application. In order for your student to prep well, it’s important that they (and you) understand how the SAT is scored. Knowing this information will help your student set a target score [...]

17 07, 2018

SAT vs. ACT: Which Test Do Colleges Prefer?

By |2018-07-17T16:57:11+00:00July 17th, 2018|ACT, Admissions, SAT|

Most colleges require applicants to submit either the SAT or ACT. But which test is preferred by admissions officers? If this were a multiple-choice question, the correct answer would be “None of the Above!” The SAT and ACT are treated the same for the purposes of college admissions. Neither test is considered “better” or “more [...]

17 07, 2018

How Do I Register My Child for the SAT?

By |2018-07-17T16:57:47+00:00July 17th, 2018|SAT|

Table of contents: Overview Registering your student for the SAT Open Your Browser and Enter Click “Register for the SAT” Click “Sign Up” to Create a CollegeBoard Account Enter Your Student’s Information Register for the SAT Complete the Five-Step Process When Can My Student Take the SAT? Next Steps Overview If your student is [...]

16 07, 2018

SAT Versus ACT Comparison Chart

By |2018-07-16T19:32:04+00:00July 16th, 2018|ACT, SAT|

SAT and ACT comparisons are a plenty, but in reality, they both are different tests that help students achieve the same goal: getting into the college of their dreams. While they broadly test similar content, their formats and style differ significantly. The following charts compare concrete differences between the SAT and ACT. Parents can use [...]

12 07, 2018

What is the SAT Essay?

By |2018-07-13T16:17:55+00:00July 12th, 2018|SAT|

So you’ve been suckered into writing the optional SAT essay. Now what? First of all, don’t think of that way. Instead of regarding it as an extra thing to prepare for, some extra source of stress, think of it as an opportunity to let your personality and unique voice shine. There’s very little room (to [...]

6 07, 2018

11 Things to Bring to the SAT/ACT Test

By |2018-07-12T20:18:28+00:00July 6th, 2018|SAT|

You’ve taken the practice tests, you’ve put in your 100 hours of studying, you’ve got your goal score in mind, and you're ready to take the SAT/ACT. Be sure you know how to get to your testing site before the big day, plan to be there no later than 7:45AM. Doors close at 8:00AM. If [...]

6 07, 2018

College Application Questions You Can Stop Asking

By |2018-07-17T14:41:26+00:00July 6th, 2018|SAT|

Here's a picture of me circa 2015, very excited to be done with all the questions! As a high-schooler applying to colleges, I had so many questions. And without an acceptance letter in hand (or digital inbox), no answer was satisfying. And that's totally normal! Whether your question is "does Yale look [...]