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What you should know about Test Optional Policies

The typical press release from colleges who make the decision involves statements about how they recognize that students are more than a test score. That the college is committed to taking a look at the whole student. Those platitudes are noble, and in cases like the UChicago or Wake Forest or Bates,  they seem sincere. I'm not entirely convinced that the motives behind some of the recent announcements from Northern Illinois and Lourdes are quite as high-minded.

The problem with student debt

It's a tough conversation, but there are likely other, better options. At first it probably seems unfair. The student did all the right things. Isn't the reward supposed to be going to the school of their dreams? When they graduate with $75,000 of student debt, the dream becomes a nightmare.
map of the 2019 PSAT release dates

Your PSAT scores are back. Now what?

The PSAT is a chance to see how students are doing compared to the actual SAT. Students get a score on a test similar to the one they'll take for record that they can use to compare to the scores they will need.
a list of Alabama's out-of-state scholarships
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College prep generates an amazing ROI

Spending $700 on a quality course where the student could get that 1160 would mean saving $40,000 over 4 years. That's 5700%.

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.

About the ACT’s BIG announcement

In the excitement of how wonderful the ACT was being for students, a couple of points got glossed over, and they're particularly problematic.

5 steps to creating your test prep plan

While it might be difficult to come up with the exact plan for everyone, I have been able to develop a plan that works for most students. It also gives them a framework to build their own plan around.

Making a test prep plan

You need to allow yourself 6-9 weeks ahead of a test date to do focused preparation, whatever that’s going to look like for you.