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The Key to Good Test Scores: Practice, Practice, Practice

If we could only offer one tip to help you get good test scores overall, it would be this: Practice, practice, practice. Practice improves test scores Years of studies show that test scores tend to increase with repeated testing, which makes…

3 Reasons You Should Take a Proctored Practice ACT or SAT Test

If you’re a high school sophomore, chances are you’re planning to take a practice ACT or SAT test. However, if you’re planning on taking that practice test on a home computer, think again. There are a few good reasons why setting aside…

What College Admissions Officers Look For: Part 3

This month, we’ve been talking about the top three factors that college admissions officers consider when making admissions decisions. So far, we’ve covered the first two: grades and course rigor. Today, we tackle the third most important…

What SAT and ACT Scores Do I Need?

According to surveys by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, admissions officers routinely cite SAT and ACT scores as one of the most important factors in admission decisions, so it’s no wonder that students stress about…

Understanding Your SAT Score Report: Free Resources

Once you've taken the SAT, you get to play the waiting game for a couple of weeks until you get your score. Once you get your SAT score, can you tell how well you did on the test and figure out where you need to improve?  We can, and we're…
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Top 10 SAT and ACT Prep Tips

Since SAT and ACT scores are among the most important factors in college admissions, it can be hard to deal with the anxiety that often comes with these tests. Follow these test prep tips to boost your scores and lower your stress levels. Start…
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Why the PSAT Matters to You

It's just the PSAT, right? As in "pre-SAT"? As in "just practice"? Wrong. The PSAT has always been more than "just a practice" test because it also acts as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), meaning that eligible students…

6 Ways to Boost College Applications Over Summer

Summer break is just around the corner -- do you have plans yet? Some students look forward to months of fun in the sun, and there's certainly nothing wrong with a little relaxation. But for students who want to improve their chances of getting…
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INFOGRAPHIC: Old SAT vs. New SAT

Are you confused about the difference between the old and new SAT? Let our infographic help explain: