What are SAT Subject Tests and are they really necessary?

It seems like the exams never end, I know. SAT, ACT, AP exams, and now SAT subject tests. Subject tests, or the SAT II, are one hour long, multiple-choice exams designed to show mastery in a certain subject, similar to the AP exam. Currently, there are 20 subjects ranging from math to literature to Chinese. ...

What is the PSAT and is it Worth Taking?

Contrary to popular belief, the PSAT does not stand for Practice SAT. (Although, it should). The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and serves as not only a trial run for the real deal, but also as an opportunity to earn scholarship money for high scores. It’s a two-hour exam administered annually ...

10 Things to do the Summer before College

First of all, congratulations, Class of 2018! It’s finally over, and soon you’ll get to do it all over again. Let’s get right to it with 10 things you can do the summer before college starts. Get a job and learn about finances I recommend getting a part-time job so that you’ll have spending money ...

Summer Break: When should I Start my College Essays?

The academic year is drawing to a close, and three beautiful months of summer break are about to begin. Aside from catching up on some much needed rest, TV shows, and hanging out with friends and family, rising seniors have a particularly important task. Preparing for college applications. Every year, the Common Application opens August ...

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