Scoring Policies for the SAT and ACT

Scoring Policies for the SAT and ACT

SAT and ACT test scores are often used by schools as a predictor of college academic success. Scores also provide a common academic measure that can be used to compare all applicants. But how are these tests scored and how do colleges receive scores and evaluate them?...
Best Books for ACT Prep: ACT Study Guide Review

Best Books for ACT Prep: ACT Study Guide Review

Are you getting ready for your next ACT but do not know where to start?  We are here to help.  Many people decide to start off their ACT prep with books.  We’ve spent over a decade working with students who need to improve their ACT scores.  We’ve ordered...
SAT/ACT Prep Study Options

SAT/ACT Prep Study Options

Just the thought of studying for the SAT or ACT exam can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re not motivated to study on your own. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to study. While self-study is an option, there’s also group study and one-on-one tutoring. Read...
Last Minute AP Exam Tips

Last Minute AP Exam Tips

Students are taking their AP and IB exams over the next two weeks. In order to be eligible for college credit, students typically need to score a 3 or higher on the AP exam, which is scaled out of 5, and a 4 or higher for their IB exam, which is scaled out of 7. Here...
What is a “Rigorous” High School Course Load?

What is a “Rigorous” High School Course Load?

You hear it from guidance counselors, parents, and college reps: “If you want to get into your first choice college, you have to take challenging classes.” It’s true, your academic strengths and abilities as a student are best illustrated through...