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What’s a Good PSAT/NMSQT Score?

What’s a Good PSAT/NMSQT Score?

What's a good PSAT/NMSQT score? The digital PSAT(Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)/NMSQT(National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test administered by the College Board that prepares you for the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT is also your entrance exam...

Resources for Summer College Prep

Resources for Summer College Prep

These resources for students and families can help with college prep during the summer months. While summer is fun, it’s also the best time for students to build skills and push themselves to reach their goals. Register and Prepare for June and July ACT Tests and/or...

4 Paths After High School

4 Paths After High School

Many parents and families believe higher education is necessary to achieve career goals and financial independence. Forty percent of parents believe a college degree is very important. However, a bachelor's degree is just one of the four recommended paths to choose...

What to Know About AP Tests

What to Know About AP Tests

Want to graduate college sooner with less debt? Take AP tests. Advanced Placement (AP) courses can increase the likelihood of graduating from college with minimal debt. Just take that AP test in May, the culmination of each AP course, and score a 4 or 5. And for...

When Should You Take the ACT and SAT?

When Should You Take the ACT and SAT?

Every year the ACT (September, October, December, February, April, June, July) and SAT (August, October, November, December, March, May, June) are offered seven times each. All colleges will accept either. Some students may find one test easier and thus score...

What’s a Good ACT Score?

What’s a Good ACT Score?

What's a Good ACT Score? The ACT is a test used by many colleges for admissions and scholarship decisions. Recent studies have shown that test scores are closely linked to college success, even more than high school GPAs. Some states require all public school juniors...

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action?

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action?

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action? Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) require a college application before November 1 (sometimes November 15). Admissions decisions are shared in December. Regular admission and ED2 usually have January deadlines...

What to Know About Standardized Tests

What to Know About Standardized Tests

What do test scores say about a student's intellectual ability? Test scores suggest a student’s intellectual capacity. For grammar, math, and reading, standardized tests can be representative of learning to date and future capacity in those areas. Still, standardized...

High School Courses to Save You Money (15-minute video)

High School Courses to Save You Money (15-minute video)

High School Courses to Save You Money: AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, and Early College are options to earn college credits while still in high school. These courses can save you time and money! John explains the benefits and the caveats, and how to consider which might be...

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