Which Test Scores Should I Send To Colleges?

As your high school senior (eek!  we’re a senior now!) moves through college applications, you may find yourself with a question that hadn’t occurred to you before:  Which test scores should I send to colleges? The answer (frustrating, we know – this is the answer to most every question parents ask us!) is “it depends.” … Read more

Done Testing? Send Scores NOW!

With college application season is fully upon us, we frequently get questions about when students should submit the different pieces of their college applications.  Most colleges will require some combination of these items to make a complete application file: application (sometimes with essay embedded into it) high school transcript test scores teacher recommendations application fee … Read more

News and Myths About Standardized Tests

Several times each year, a rumor starts swirling.  “Is it true that the January SAT is easier?”  “I heard that the October ACT has pre-calculus concepts on it.” So here’s the truth:  It’s poppycock. “The myths keep circulating,” says Los Angeles-based SAT/ACT prep expert Hart Gilula, “but there are no easy or hard test dates.”  … Read more

A Few Thoughts About The SAT and ACT

The SAT will be administered tomorrow.  I’ve assembled a little bit of information about the SAT and ACT into this one post with some downloadable documents. Juniors can take the SAT several times between now and when their college applications are submitted this fall (UC and Cal State Applications are submitted/due in 31 weeks, many … Read more

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