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The Drawbacks of Test-Optional

The Drawbacks of Test-Optional

Though many students welcome test-optional admissions, many drawbacks exist. Still, at least 1,800 schools do not require ACT or SAT scores for fall 2022 applicants.  Growing Grade Inflation The...

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40 Questions to Ask on a College Visit

40 Questions to Ask on a College Visit

Know what questions to ask on your college visit? Here is a list of great questions to ask whether you visit in-person or virtually. Download our checklist to bring on your visit. Add questions of...

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How Many Colleges Should I Apply to?

How Many Colleges Should I Apply to?

As you look at college admissions, how many colleges should you apply to? What types of colleges are important to include on your application list and why?  How many colleges should I apply to?  You...

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The Definitive Guide to the SAT 2022

The Definitive Guide to the SAT 2022

Junior year rolls around, and with it comes excitement for the future—and standardized tests. Standardized tests like the SAT are important, not just for college admissions, but also to minimize...

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Why the ACT and SAT Still Matter

Why the ACT and SAT Still Matter

Hey juniors and seniors—the ACT and SAT still matter!  Even as many colleges extend their test-optional admissions policies another year, the ACT and SAT still affect merit-based scholarships,...

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Increase Your SAT Score

Increase Your SAT Score

What’s the best-paying job high school students can have? Spending quality time increasing their SAT score. Apply these steps, and watch your SAT score increase! When to Take the SAT Thoughtfully...

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