2020-2021 College Supplemental Essay List

The 2021 College Application Season is here! Colleges across the country are beginning to release their supplemental essays, far in advance of their application deadlines.  Supplemental essays complement the longer Main Essay and provide…

The best way to choose between the SAT or ACT

You don't have to take official SAT and ACT's to find which test is right for you. There's a better way.

ACT Announces Covid-19 Guidelines for June 13th and Beyond!

As of today, ACT has not cancelled the June 13th ACT test administration.  At the same time they released Covid-19 policies for test day.  Having said that, there is still a chance that the June 13th ACT will be cancelled;  we'll know for…
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5 things high school Juniors should do right now

The June SAT has been cancelled, as were the March and May tests before it and the April ACT as well. At the time of writing this, ACT is adamant that they will be offering tests in June and July, even adding test dates to both months to accommodate…
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COVID-19 Update: Schools Temporarily Using Test Optional Admissions

The following list is dynamic so please check back regularly. These are schools that, in response to the COVID-19 crisis are adjusting their application requirements for 2021 grads. There are also several cases where schools are "piloting"…
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Taking it up a notch

Get free live instruction for the SAT and ACT. Take advantage of the next few weeks to get a head start on the June tests.

5 Steps for Getting Letters of Recommendation from Your Teachers

It's the time of year when high school juniors are starting to look at the long slog between Spring Break and the end of the school year with something between sighing resignation and outright panic. AP and IB exams will take up May with Final…
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8 steps to preparing for the SAT or for the ACT

Students face two huge obstacles as they get ready for the SAT or ACT. The toughest is finding the time. They're busy and their schedules are extremely full already. Blocking out an hour or two a day to focus on a test that won't have an immediate…

Which Schools Require SAT Subject Tests?

SAT Subject Tests are coming up May 2nd but not everyone knows if or why they need them for admissions. Here are some details we've pulled together about the schools that suggest or require SAT Subject Tests. The following schools require Subject…