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Acing the Private School Interview – 10 Questions with Admissions Consultant Gaby Fogelsen

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1. What time of year do private school interviews generally take place? They start at the beginning of October and go through the end of January, since many schools have application deadlines in December or early January. 2. How do admissions personnel typically structure the interviews? Every school varies in their approach to interviews, but…

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The New Digital SAT: First Impressions and Test Prep Tips

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Big changes are coming to the SAT once again! Several months after announcing that the revamped Digital SAT was on its way, the College Board has released sample questions and four official practice tests. This is NOT simply the current SAT test in digital form, but rather a significant change from the current SAT, so…

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Our Nation’s Report Card

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Every year, the Institute of Education Sciences (a division of the Department of Education) releases a National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The report assesses educational preparedness in core subjects, such as math and English, and allows government officials, school districts, and other relevant parties to shape educational policy….

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What do I Need to Know if I Want to go Standardized Test-Free?

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Since the pandemic, many schools have reconsidered their requirements for the ACT/SAT tests. There is some indication that this reevaluation goes deeper than COVID and consideration for students that are unable to test or unwilling to test in the format that is available for them. For this reason, it is useful to think about what…

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