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SAT and ACT Trends

As a practitioner, I try to get my hands on as many recent SAT exams and attend as many webinars that discuss what is going on with the SAT and ACT. This past week, I went to one of the best webinars because we, as a group of test prep professionals, discussed what...

Test Optional for College Admissions

A few days ago, Cornell’s admission offices came out with its standardized testing policy for next year. In short, the school has a two-pronged approach to testing: Three undergraduate schools will be test blind, which means that scores will not be used in admissions....

How to Hire a College Consultant

Where I live in the suburbs of New York City, there are many people who call themselves College Consultants. College Planners. Independent College Consultants. University Specialists. IECs. You can put the word college or university with some kind of consulting...

Test Prep and You

From the Desk of Alan Sheptin: I get lots of calls about test prep. One of the most common questions posed to me is, “Do you guarantee a score increase?” I answer very simply. I tell parents that any company answers in the affirmative is acting unethically. I cannot...