Understanding the Redesigned PSAT Scoring: Its Potential Impact on Students and Scores

August 10, 2015, by

Update: Understand your scores on the new PSAT with our table showing how your redesigned PSAT scores correlate with ACT scores. This will help you choose whether to take the ACT or the new SAT. As most admissions professionals and many parents of high school students know, on the current SAT (to be administered for… Read more »

2015-2016 Common App Changes

July 21, 2015, by

  Over the last 40 years, the Common App has become the standard application in the college admissions process. Last year, according to the Common Application, approximately 857,000 applicants submitted over 3.7 million applications through their system! The Common App also processed over 14.3 million recommendations. 69 colleges and universities joined the Common App this… Read more »

GMAT and GRE Quantitative Preparation

June 12, 2015, by

What Humanities and Social Science Majors Can Do to Ease the Process Interested in pursuing an MBA? Regardless of whether you pick the GMAT and GRE, you can take steps to make GMAT or GRE quantitative prep a relatively painless, and perhaps even fun, process. Yes, for many of my students, solving GRE and GMAT… Read more »

Three LSAT Myths Debunked

June 11, 2015, by

Each year, over 100,000 people take the LSAT, the only major standardized test with two Logical Reasoning sections. Despite the test’s emphasis on logic, and its target population of budding legal minds, aspiring law students circulate a number of questionable theories and myths about how the test works. Let’s examine three common fallacies about the… Read more »

June SAT Timing Mistake: How It Will Affect Students

June 9, 2015, by

The SAT administered on June 6 had a misprint which gave students the incorrect amount of time on one of the last three sections.This affected either a 20-minute Reading section or a 20-minute Math section. The College Board’s response has been to say that it simply will not count these mistimed sections in scoring the… Read more »