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4-year Colleges That Offer 2-year Degrees: a Switch Up on the Standard

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Traditionally, there has been a divide between institutions of higher learning that offered associate’s degrees and institutions that offered bachelor’s degrees. This system works well for students who complete their degree programs, but can unfortunately leave some students behind if they don’t manage to complete their planned degree. If a student starts out at a…

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The Inside Scoop: How to Approach the ISEE, SSAT, ACT, & SAT Testing of 2022

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Please note that this information is subjective and does not reflect our position on every student or situation. For more specialized information and advice tailored to your student, please contact our admissions consultants. Written by Angela B. and Wendy I. ISEE/SSAT Inside scoop for ISEE/SSAT: Standardized testing is becoming less commonplace in middle and high…

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ACT Update: ACT Includes a New Type of Passage on the Reading Section

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From time to time, the ACT makes minor changes to its test format and content. Recently, test makers announced a change to the ACT Reading section. What is the change? Beginning in 2021, one of the ACT reading passages may be accompanied by a graph, figure, or table that contains information relevant to the reading…

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SAT and ACT Prep for Fall: Test Optional is the New Normal

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In the “before times,” the main question about college admissions tests used to be, “How can I do well on this test?” Now, the question is, “Should I even take this test?” Over 1500 schools decided to go test-blind or test-optional during the pandemic, and many of them are choosing to stay that way, at…

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COVID-19 Brings Financial Challenges, COVID Vaccines Bring Scholarship Opportunities

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If you’re a student who has graduated from high school in 2021, the first thing you should do is pat yourself on the back. You have faced unique challenges and shown great flexibility to earn your diploma. If you’re planning to attend college next year, you have also applied to colleges, chosen a school, and…

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