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We all know that the business of college is becoming ever more expensive—and competitive. Some campuses, in this case in California, enforce to one extent or another demographic requirements for their students. Ultimately, some argue, this means some students of a particular race or background will be excluded in favor of other less qualified students...
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The College Board officially announced the changes coming to the SAT, beginning with the spring administration in 2016.  The PSAT will reflect the changes in the October 2015 administration. Due to the implementation of the Common Core Standards, complaints from certain colleges that the SAT did not sufficiently encourage high schools to implement more critical...
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The results for the January SAT and the February ACT should be in your inboxes by now, and for many juniors this was the first time taking these big tests.  Not surprisingly, many feel the scores were below expectations.  So…now what? Lower than expected scores result from three general sources:  lack of preparation, test anxiety...
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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive involves the timing of the taking of the SAT and ACT.  Should I take it as early as possible or wait until the end of junior year?  Should I take it often or as little as possible?  What do colleges think? Juniors take the PSAT in...
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A common question we receive from prospective clients concerns the different types of providers of test prep.  Basically, they ask what makes one different than another, and is the only bottom line factor cost? Test prep for SAT and ACT takes various forms.  The most common involves a set of classes, some set in small...
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Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts Home of the “Crimson” Undergraduate Population: 6,562 Total Applicants: 19,752 Total Accepted: 2,110 Total Admitted: 1,638 Out-of-state Students: 86% Acceptance Rate: 11% SAT Verbal (25/75): 700-790 SAT Math (25/75): 700-790 ACT Composite (25/75): 31-34 Top 10% in High School: 96% Top 25% in HIgh School: 98% Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Classes under...
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