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Is that a Good SAT or ACT Score?

Is that a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, we are often asked, “Is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before we answer that question for a parent or student, we ask students to list their top schools and...
Understanding Your ACT Score Report

Understanding Your ACT Score Report

The ACT score report provides detailed information to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses in terms of ACT content. It’s worth taking the time to review your score report in detail before deciding if you should retake the ACT because your scores...
Changes to the SAT

Changes to the SAT

College Board has announced the elimination of the optional essay section on the SAT and all SAT II Subject Tests in an effort to reduce and simplify academic demands on students. Subject tests will no longer be offered to U.S. students and the essay section will not...
Everything You Need to Know About the SAT/ACT Essay

Everything You Need to Know About the SAT/ACT Essay

Update: This article was written in October 2020. The SAT essay will not be offered after June 2021 and the SAT essay score will not be an admissions requirement at that time. For details, read our blog on Changes to the SAT. Prepping for the SAT or ACT is not usually...
How to Request Accommodations for the SAT or ACT

How to Request Accommodations for the SAT or ACT

You might be surprised at the number of accommodations available for standardized test takers. The long list includes familiar accommodations for students with learning disabilities, such as extended time and added breaks, as well as accommodations for students with...
SAT Prep for High School Freshmen and Sophomores

SAT Prep for High School Freshmen and Sophomores

Prepping for the SAT or ACT two to three months before the test date can feel a little overwhelming. That’s why parents ask us all the time how their students can get a jumpstart on test prep freshman and sophomore years of high school. There are certainly ways...