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Parents: A College Prep Timetable

My comments today are primarily for parents, but any students out there are welcome to join the party. With all the issues surrounding the world of college admissions, parents who are concerned about providing the right “flight plan” for their children to prepare for college need an overall schedule. There is a preferred time to ...

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Will New and UNimproved SAT Scores Mean Denial?

Question: I applied to my dream college in September and had my spring SAT scores sent. They contacted me a few weeks ago and said they had made a preliminary decision on my application, but were waiting to see my new SAT scores from October 5 before they made a final decision. This made me ...

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Sending SAT and ACT Scores: More on the Mix and Match Approach

Question: Your recent q/a about sending SAT/ACT score raises another question. What happens when you throw SAT2 exams into the mix? My daughter took both the SAT1 and the ACT (one time each). Her SAT scores were very good, but her ACT scores were even better. We are sending her ACT scores to the colleges ...

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Help! I Miswrote My Name on the SAT!

Question: I have mistakenly written my last name as first name and first name as last name on the SAT reasoning test. What can I do? I am afraid that my won’t be able to receive the score. Please help me!!! I am so scared!!! Don’t sweat this. People make such mistakes all the time. ...

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Common Sense SAT Prep

It’s that time of year again: SAT time. All over America (and even the world), high school seniors are hoping for another shot at improving their scores. For those who are considering Early Action or Early Decision, the October administration (and even November, for some colleges) is a last chance to improve their numerical profiles ...

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SAT Prep: Quick Hits

It’s that time of year again: SAT time. All over America (and even the world), high school seniors are hoping for another shot at improving their scores. For those who are considering Early Action or Early Decision, the October administration (and even November, for some colleges) is a last chance to improve their numerical profiles ...

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Must TOEFL Score Arrive by ED Deadline?

Question: I am extremely interested in the program of Bryn Mawr College and plan to apply for the class of 2016. Do I need to submit the TOEFL scores by the ED deadline? First of all, I think you must mean the Class of 2017, right? (The class of 2016 has already been admitted, and ...

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Parents Can Help with SAT Prep

Parents, how much are you involved in your child’s college process? There are many ways you can lend support. First of all, you can communicate openly about finances. This will keep expectations realistic. Why allow your son or daughter to go to the trouble of applying to a school that cannot meet your family’s financial ...

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