A Primer on the HSPT and SSAT for Parents

October 16, 2020, by

What are the HSPT and the SSAT? Are they Different? Many students applying to independent  high schools are required to take standardized tests as part of the admissions process.  In the Washington, DC area, the majority of Catholic high schools require the High School Preparation Test (HSPT) while many secular schools require the SSAT or… Read more »


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Planning Ahead to Apply to Business School?

October 12, 2020, by

A Guide to Deferred Enrollment MBA Programs For Undergraduates   Just because most MBA candidates begin their studies after four or more years of professional experience doesn’t mean you can’t secure your future place in business school before entering the work force. Many business schools are offering deferred enrollment programs—allowing students to secure an advance… Read more »


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Independent School Testing Requirements 2020

October 12, 2020, by

Applying to an Independent School in Fall 2020? COVID -19 has ushered in many changes this year to testing requirements for admissions to independent high schools in the Washington, DC area.  Many schools have opted to go “test optional,” meaning that students may choose to submit standardized test scores but are not required to do… Read more »


Effects of COVID-19 on Standardized Testing

September 11, 2020, by

An Update on Standardized Testing As COVID-19 has impacted school and work, its impact can be felt in many aspects of the college admission process, especially in the administration of the SAT and ACT. Many testing centers were forced to cancel tests over the spring and summer, leaving students, especially seniors, in a difficult position…. Read more »


Take a Deeper Dive (Without Leaving Home)!

August 6, 2020, by

Making the Most of your Virtual College Admission Research with in-person college visits almost completely off the table—at least for the near future—most of this year’s applicants will need to narrow down their list remotely. No two ways about it: this is not ideal. There is no substitute for seeing a school, in session, in… Read more »