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New August 2017 SAT Test Date Gives Students More Flexibility

New Summer SAT Test Date Gives Students More Flexibility The College Board recently made a welcome addition to its schedule: a new SAT test date at the end of August, starting on August 26, 2017. This administration will replace the less popular January test date. There are several benefits for this late summer option: Students who [...]

By | 2017-06-08T18:15:25+00:00 April 29th, 2017|College Admissions, High School, SAT|0 Comments

Introduction to the ISEE

  What is the ISEE? The ISEE is a test required as part of the application to many independent schools. It is administered by the Educational Records Bureau. How much does it “count?” The test is one factor in the school’s admissions process, but some schools will weigh it more heavily than others. The best [...]

I Didn’t Get Into My Dream School…Now What?

This guest post was written by BHHS College Counselor Casey Rowley.  It’s college acceptance time and as the decisions roll in (for better or for worse), there is something worth noting. Students often feel as if their future has been altered if they don’t get into their dream school. As a college counselor, I hear this [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 April 5th, 2017|College Admissions, High School|0 Comments

When to Start Studying for the SAT or ACT

  You’ve probably heard the solid advice that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to prepare for college admissions tests. But when is the right time to prep for the SAT or ACT? Here are some thoughts to consider: Most students on a college-prep track have learned the academic content of the tests by [...]

The New, Improved College Board Accommodations Approval Process

  For students with disabilities, applying for and receiving accommodations for College Board exams (including the PSAT, SAT, and AP tests) has been a daunting task--sometimes more daunting than actually taking the tests! Parents and school administrators often had to submit extensive documentation, and even then sometimes the request was denied and would have to [...]

Prepping for Video Essays and Long-Distance Interviews

This guest post is provided by our friend Stacy Blackman. Prepping for Video Essays and Long-Distance Interviews An increasing number of MBA programs are making use of online video-interview platforms, where you must record responses to one or more short-answer prompts before your application is considered complete. Why do schools add this extra step? The [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Graduate School Admissions|0 Comments

Understanding Your PSAT Score Report

Understanding Your PSAT Score Report   With the recent release of PSAT/NMSQT score reports, many students are asking the same question: Did I get a good score? This is often followed by turning to one’s friends and asking the inevitable next question: What score did you get? Before you either announce your score [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|High School, PSAT, SAT|0 Comments

Record Numbers of College Applications

Record Numbers of College Applications Current high school students have probably heard the news: more and more students are applying to the nation’s top colleges and universities, which means the admissions rates keep getting lower and lower. According to the Harvard Admissions Office, 39,041 students applied to the class of 2020, the largest [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 January 24th, 2017|College Admissions, High School|0 Comments

The New SAT: Good News and Bad News

The New SAT: Good and Bad News   When the first “new SAT” test was administered in 2016, many counselors and test tutors advised students to choose the tried-and-true ACT over the new, untested SAT. But if you’re applying for college next year, there is now more information about the new SAT test [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 January 10th, 2017|College Admissions, High School, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments