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Will the recent changes to the ACT help or hurt you?

Will the recent changes to the ACT help or hurt you?

What is superscoring? For students who take the ACT or SAT more than once, many colleges and universities allow students to submit their best subject scores across multiple test dates. The recalculation of these subscores results in what is known as a “superscore.” A...

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Have you missed any academic milestones during the pandemic?

Have you missed any academic milestones during the pandemic?

The past year has brought tremendous upheaval for students, leaving many parents worried about “learning loss” and whether their children are hitting their academic milestones. Until this point, the reopening of schools had been the most urgent academic challenge of...

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Most Recent Changes to the SAT & SAT Subject Tests

Most Recent Changes to the SAT & SAT Subject Tests

The College Board recently announced significant changes to the SAT as well as the SAT Subject Tests. First, after June 2021, the SAT will no longer have an optional essay component. There may also be additional changes to the test as the College Board makes a strong...

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Is Your AP Exam Prep Good Enough?

Is Your AP Exam Prep Good Enough?

Many things have been changing in the college admissions landscapes. Notably, there has been a decreased emphasis on general standardized exams such as the SAT and ACT and a legal push to prevent such considerations. This was evidenced most dramatically in an Alameda...

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