High School

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 [...]

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

What is the CHSPE? And Should My Kid Take It?

What is the CHSPE? What is the CHSPE? Is it the same the GED? Will I still need to finish high school? When can I take the CHSPE? Students and parents can easily get confused about what this test entails, why they should take it, and when they can take it. Let’s look at some [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00 January 25th, 2016|CHSPE, High School|0 Comments