Monthly Archives: January 2014

How To Make Sense Of SAT and ACT Scores

How To Make Sense Of SAT and ACT Scores.

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How To Make Sense Of SAT and ACT Scores

Even though the ACT has taken over market share from the SAT, many parents and teachers are still not  comfortable with interpreting ACT results.  The people who design these tests know this, and you can google “ACT-SAT Concordance” to get … Continue reading

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Which Test Is Better For Me: SAT or ACT?

Which Test Is Better For Me: SAT or ACT?.

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Which Test Is Better For Me: SAT or ACT?

Twenty years ago, the ACT had just a small share of the college admissions testing market.  But times have changed:  in 2013, the ACT eclipsed the SAT in the number of students who took the test.  Now students have a … Continue reading

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Princeton Announces Early Action Numbers

In the 1/8/14 Princeton Alumni Weekly, the admissions office posted the 2014 Early Action numbers: 3,854 students applied EA , and 714 (18.5%) of them were offered admission on 12/16/13.  Applications were up by 1% over last year, when the acceptance … Continue reading

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The Most Important Statistic Of All

Clients are often very concerned about the percent of students admitted to X College.  We get it.  This statistic offers freeze-dried information about selectivity, and a student’s relative odds of admission. We always point out the significance of two other … Continue reading

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Some US Colleges Getting Cheaper

In an era when college costs seem to be spiraling endlessly upwards, a small group of liberal arts colleges have radically slashed costs.  The New York Times reported (“Getting Out Of The Discount Game, Small Colleges Lower The Price, ” … Continue reading

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