1 05, 2020

Choosing a College Major

By |2020-05-01T14:08:47+00:00May 1st, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

There are many factors to review when choosing a college major. What does a social worker, mechanical engineer, and accountant all have in common? While this may seem like the start of a bad joke, they all actually have one important similarity. Any idea? Well, they all had to choose their respective fields when selecting [...]

27 04, 2020

How to Apply to College for Free

By |2020-04-27T18:46:24+00:00April 27th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

College can be seriously expensive these days - and I’m not just talking about tuition, room, and board - it would be nice to apply to college for free! The cost just to apply to colleges can really add up quickly. This is especially if you have a lot of schools on your list, or [...]

17 04, 2020

Should I Take the SAT Subject Tests?

By |2020-04-17T17:15:54+00:00April 17th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

It’s fall of your senior year and you’re ready to apply to college. You’ve got your grades set and your dream SAT score locked. But what’s this!? Every school on your list requires SAT Subject tests? And some of them are only offered once a year?! Don’t let this happen to you! Take a second [...]

17 04, 2020

What’s on the SAT Math with Calculator Test?

By |2020-04-17T17:15:28+00:00April 17th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

The SAT Math with Calculator test is the fourth and final section of the SAT. Students have 55 minutes to complete 38 questions. The first 30 of which are multi choice followed by 8 grid-in questions (meaning you grid in your numerical answer). This section counts for ⅔ of the total SAT math score. The [...]

9 04, 2020

What to Know Before Taking Your SAT

By |2020-04-09T16:33:39+00:00April 9th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

Before you take your SAT (whether it’s your first attempt or not), there are a few things you need to know. Let’s talk about how to study effectively for taking the SAT, how to be prepared for the test, and what to do on the big day. How to Study Effectively for the SAT To [...]

7 04, 2020

What’s On the SAT Writing and Language Test?

By |2020-04-07T15:45:40+00:00April 7th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

Testers, take your marks—get set—go! And you’re off, pencil flying down the page! It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here at the SAT racetrack, and your endurance has already been put to the test in the 65-minute marathon that is SAT Reading. After a short break, you’ve got your second wind, and it’s time to hit [...]

3 04, 2020

When Should I Start ACT/SAT Prep?

By |2020-04-03T15:04:02+00:00April 3rd, 2020|ACT, SAT, Uncategorized|

“When should I start ACT/SAT prep?” is a common question on the minds of rising Juniors and Seniors, as they think about their upcoming school year. Ideally, you should start preparing for the ACT or SAT about 3 months (13 weeks) before the test date. For example, if you were planning on taking the ACT [...]

24 03, 2020

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

By |2020-03-24T14:53:48+00:00March 24th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

As senior year of high school approaches, you naturally start to think about applying to colleges and it can be difficult to decide on exactly how many colleges you should apply to. A good rule is to apply to 9 colleges: your final list should include 3 safety schools, 3 target schools, and 3 reach [...]

16 03, 2020

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Impact on SAT and ACT Testing

By |2020-06-05T17:57:23+00:00March 16th, 2020|ACT, SAT, Uncategorized|

How Does the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Impact SAT and ACT Testing? _____________________________________________________________________ UPDATE: Testive's web page,, contains the newest updates. Please bookmark that page and check it for updates going forward, thanks!  _____________________________________________________________________ Update: 5/5/2020 Spring Testing has been canceled On April 15, 2020, College Board (maker of SAT) announced that it would [...]

28 02, 2020

What’s on the SAT Reading Test?

By |2020-02-28T18:48:22+00:00February 28th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

So you’re thinking about taking the SAT, but want to know more about what’s on the SAT Reading Test? Look no further! In this article, we’ll break down this seemingly daunting section and get you up to speed on what you should expect on test day. The Basics If the SAT Reading Test were a [...]