As you start the college application process, you may notice that some schools ask for “SAT Subject Tests.” Although many students are familiar with the SAT itself, many others are not at all familiar with the SAT’s little brother, the Subject Tests. What are SAT Subject Tests, why should you take them, and who should […]
There’s a very strong feeling among college applicants that you “have to do everything and do it well” in order to be accepted into college–and this goes doubly strong if you’re aiming for one of the nation’s elite universities. Invariably, this leads to high school students joining as many clubs as possible, participating in as […]
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again—colleges like to see their applicants do more than just excel in academics. They like to see involvement in extracurriculars, participation in the community, an active volunteering streak…maybe even a combination of all three! It can get exhausting to try to get all of these bases covered, […]
One of the most nerve-wracking things about applying to college is taking standardized tests. The ACT can stress anyone out! And waiting to get your scores can be even more stressful than taking the tests in the first place. Once you get your scores, though, it’s all about deciphering exactly what all those numbers, percentiles, and […]
When it comes to college, the most stressful thing you’re likely going to go through is figuring out how to pay for it. Filling out form after form, completing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE, submitting tax returns, getting everything sent off and certified–it can be quite the experience.
If you’re like most college applicants, you would almost rather see a rejection letter than a waitlist letter. While the rejection letter may hurt more, you at least have closure. With a waitlist letter, you have…well, not closure. And a whole lot of waiting, to boot. So what should you do if you’re waitlisted at […]
It’s not just an apple a day that will keep the doctor away—these days, modern medicine has found hundreds of other foods that can keep you healthy and improve your brain functions. If you’re wondering what to eat (or not to eat) before your test or you’re just desperate for anything that will help you […]
When it comes to applying to college, perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the whole process is writing those darn essays. No one likes to talk about themselves, and people like talking about themselves even less when what they say could possibly cost them acceptance into their dream school. However, writing those pesky […]
Looking for further reading? Try one of these titles for more information on standardized testing, admissions, and financial aid. SAT and ACT Testing The Official SAT Study Guide, by The College Board In-depth test-taking strategies and eight practice tests. The Real ACT Prep Guide, by ACT Extensive test review and three practice tests with detailed […]
Among the many new things you will encounter as you prep for the SAT is a score reporting option called Score Choice. Score Choice can be confusing, but never fear–we’ve got the explanation right here!