Safety, Target and Reach

As if the college process wasn’t complicated enough, you’ve probably heard your counselors and parents use a lot of confusing and different terminology to refer to some colleges. Words like “safety schools,” “target schools,” or “reach schools,” get thrown around a lot when crafting college lists. While these terms are entirely subjective, there are rough ...

How many times should you take the SAT?

As summer rolls around, giving you plenty of time to start applying to colleges or studying for exams, you may be wondering how many times you should take the SAT (or any other college readiness exam). Although you can take the SAT an unlimited number of times since the College Board imposes no limit, there’s ...

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 ...

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