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PSAT Scores are on their way!

Posted by Neal Schwartz on December 06, 2019

 

When to expect them and what to do once you get them

PSAT scores from the October tests will be released to students starting on December 9th, with dates varying by state. For those in Connecticut, PSAT scores will be available on December 9th; for New York and New Jersey, you will be able to access your scores on December 11th.

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Topics: SAT, ACT, college advice, SAT/ACT, recent news, PSAT

ACT announces section 'DO-OVERS'

Posted by Neal Schwartz on October 28, 2019

Why is the ACT Announcement so important? The ACT and College Board (SAT) companies have been highly competitive with each other over the past decade, making the ACT’s recent announcement revolutionary for this industry.  Most important is the ability for students to effectively "Do Over" specific sections of the test at their choosing.  For example, if a student has done well in three test sections (ie, English, Math and Reading) but not done as well in Science, they can now retake just the Science section. So what does this mean?

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Topics: SAT, ACT, college advice, SAT/ACT, recent news

The lesson from Tiger’s Win in the wake of the College Scandal

Posted by Neal Schwartz on April 22, 2019

                            

“The biggest takeaway for me is the reminder of the truism that golf is the sport most like life, because it is played on an uneven surface and everything is on you. So good and bad bounces — and self-inflicted mistakes — are built into the game. And so much of success in golf, as in life, is about how you react to those good and bad bounces. Do you quit? Do you throw your club? Do you cheat? Do you whine? Do you blame your caddie?”   - Tiger Woods and the Game of Life, by Thomas Friedman, NY Times 4/15/2019

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Topics: college admissions, admission advice, college prep, college advice, college process, college selection, college scandal, college cheating scandal, college bribery scandal, golf analogy

College Admissions Scandal Ramifications

Posted by Neal Schwartz on April 10, 2019

The college admissions scandal and its consequences are still developing. this huge story will have ripple effects throughout the U.s. and the college admissions landscape.

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Topics: college admissions, admission advice, college prep, college advice, college process, college selection, college scandal, college cheating scandal, college bribery scandal

SAT/ACT Prep and College Counseling: Which Comes First?

Posted by Neal Schwartz on March 11, 2019

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Topics: college admissions, admission advice, college prep, college advice, college process, college visits, college selection

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