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Category: For Parents

Suzanne Shaffer

Standardized Test Anxiety

Ask any parent. They will tell you the SAT and ACT are responsible for the greatest stress during college prep. No matter how much your student prepares and studies, the test itself is the cause of tremendous anxiety. Many parents believe the theory “if my student doesn’t test well, he won’t do well on these […]

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Kristin Fracchia

A Guide to the Coalition Application: FAQs

Dear Class of 2017, if you thought the Redesigned SAT was the only new wrench being thrown at you in the college admissions process, think again. Last week, a group of about 80 prestigious colleges and universities, including all of the Ivies, Stanford, UChicago, prominent liberal arts colleges such as Williams, Swarthmore, and Amherst, and top public universities including Michigan, UVA, and UNC announced the release of a new college application: the Coalition Application.

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Dana Sinclair

All About ACT Fee Waivers

It is no secret that paying for ACT can be pricey. Many students have trouble finding the funds to pay for everything. Good news! If you qualify, you could save money by waiving the fee of your test. Just like the SAT isn’t the only standardized test a student can take to apply for college, it also isn’t the only test available that offers a fee waiver.

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Chris Lele

Are Parents Aware that the SAT is Changing in March 2016?

A recent survey from Kaplan Test Prep shows that the majority or parents are unaware of the upcoming changes to the SAT. Magoosh SAT Expert, Chris Lele, shares some needed insight on the matter.

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Jake Yap

ACT Test Results Reveal Students Are Not Ready for College

There were approximately 1.9 million high school graduating students who took the ACT exam this year. The results of the 2015 ACT tests show that a majority of students are still unprepared for entering a college institution, with 31% of the recent high school grads that took the ACT are still not ready for college […]

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Nadira Berman

What You Need To Know About Summer Pre-College Programs

Nowadays, pre-college programs have become one of the most popular ways academically competitive high school students spend their summers. The programs tend to involve students taking a course at a university, with most staying in the dorms throughout the duration of the course. In some cases, participants can gain college credit. If not, they are given a certificate of completion and an evaluation from their instructor at the end of the session.

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Dana Sinclair

3 Best Places to Look For College Scholarships

With College application season starting, scholarship season follows closely behind. Whether you are a senior planning for the years to come or a current college student seeking additional scholarships, these sites will direct you to countless scholarships that you qualify for, for free!

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Nadira Berman

Real Intelligence: What Makes A Person Smart?

When you think of the “smart” kids, who do you picture? Perhaps someone like this…

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Kristin Fracchia

Why Are SAT and ACT Scores REALLY Declining?

Recently, the College Board announced that the latest SAT scores from the class of 2015 show that 6 out of 10 graduating seniors are woefully unprepared for college. The average SAT score for the class of 2015 was 1490 out of 2400, down 7 points from last year and the lowest since the test was […]

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Elise Gout

FAQs About SAT Subject Tests

SAT subject tests are multiple-choice tests administered by the College Board that focus around specific academic subjects. As of now, there are 20 different tests spanning across the general areas of history, math, English, science, and foreign languages. Scored out of 800, these tests are often required by colleges to serve as supplemental material to your primary standardized testing result.

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