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    Hand Score Verification on the SAT

    By Jeffrey Dalton Students should be familiar with the format and administration of the SAT before they arrive at the testing center. An education in the exam beforehand, test prep in the form of SAT classes and mock exams, allows...

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    College Admissions

    What is the Personal Statement?

    By Nathan Vanelli and David Shepley Among similarly qualified university candidates, the personal statement can make the difference between acceptance and rejection. Admissions officers review dozens of applications per day from applicants with similar high school classes and educational backgrounds,...

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    An Introduction to the SAT Reading Section

    By Patrick Fitz Spring is the season for the SAT, when many students enroll in SAT Prep classes and commence their educational journey in standardized testing. The first section students encounter on the SAT exam is the Reading Test. The...

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    College Admissions

    An Introduction to Online Learning Opportunities

    By Patrick Fitz Many students find that they are not sufficiently stimulated intellectually by their high school’s academic offerings. This may be a result of limited options for students in their particular field of interest, or it could be that...

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    Speaking Up About Testing Issues

    By Jeffrey Dalton Students around the world have just written the March SAT. Ideally, they have been preparing for weeks if not months, learning the material and sitting diagnostics and attending SAT prep classes. Education consultants create elaborate scheduling plans...

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    Prep for Success in STEM

    By Ijaaz Jackaria Do you aspire to work at NASA, sending robots to Mars in search of extraterrestrial life? Or do you see yourself contributing to the latest development in oncology? What if a future Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences...

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    An Introduction to US College Athletics

    By David Shepley Students who participate in competitive sports enjoy lives enriched through fitness, social interactions, discipline, and skill-building. To participate in a school or club team through the school is a great way to fill one’s time outside of...

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    What Test Optional Really Means

    By Jeffrey Dalton Over the past year, colleges and universities in the United States have adjusted their policies regarding standardized testing, especially for the SAT and the ACT. Though these exams were originally required by virtually all undergraduate programs, select...

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    Beyond the Confines: Virtual Extracurriculars in a Pandemic

    By Arienne Calingo Inside the café, I observe a teenager shift between typing furiously and scrolling through Google. I overhear her mention volunteering. Her friend clasps and unclasps her hands with a furrowed brow. “I can’t find anything!” she exclaims....

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    Why You Should Consider the ACT

    By Patrick Fitz A common experience among some of our test preparation and consulting students is that they study diligently for the SAT but are not ultimately able to increase their score beyond a certain range. No matter how hard...

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    College Admissions

    Optimize Your Summer Break

    By David Shepley Summer break presents a crucial time for high school students to build their intellectual and personal narratives into a stand-out portfolio of experiences worthy of US university admissions. Although summers offer respite from intense school-year academic and...

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    Ace Your Alumni Interview

    By Patrick Fitz Now that applications have been submitted, colleges and universities may reach out to applicants offering an alumni interview. Policies for individual schools vary, and not every student will be interviewed by every institution. If someone reaches out,...

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