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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 8-12

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 11:36 AM

UPenn to Allow Score Choice, ACT and SAT Face More Security Problems

 

As the summer starts to wind down, many students are preparing for the college admissions process this fall. It’s important to stay informed on the latest college admissions and higher education news, and we have everything you need to know right here!

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, July 18-22

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:22 AM

Common App Goes Offline Until Aug. 1, Columbia and Barnard Drop SAT Subject Test Requirement

 

August is coming up fast, and rising high school seniors will soon be submitting the first of their college applications. There’s a lot happening in admissions right now, and we have your weekly roundup of higher education news!

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, July 5-8

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 08, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

More Colleges Release Application Essay Prompts, SAT vs, ACT and More in This Month’s College Admissions Newsletter

 

It was a short week for many who celebrated the Fourth of July, but there’s still plenty of college admissions news to catch up on!

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup June 27 - July 1

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 @ 10:25 AM

UChicago Allows Applicants to Self-Report Scores, ACT Changing Scoring on the Optional Writing Test

 

It’s the Friday before a long weekend for many, but don’t head out before you catch up on the latest higher education and college admissions news!

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SAT Score Conversion Chart

By IvyWise on Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 03:53 PM

Here are the Score Conversions for the New SAT, Old SAT, and the ACT

 

Want to see how your scores on the new SAT compare to the old SAT and the ACT? The College Board has finally released the concordance tables so students can see how their new SAT scores compare to the old 2400-point scale, as well as how they compare to composite ACT scores.

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Still Holding Out for the SAT? Why Juniors Should Prep for the January Exam

By Sarah, IvyWise Tutoring Manager on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

The January 2016 SAT Is the Last Administration of the Exam in its Current Form

By Sarah, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

The changes coming to the SAT in March 2016 have left many high school juniors confused about their options and the best approach for tests and test prep. For months, we’ve urged the Class of 2017 to opt for the ACT next spring in order to avoid any uncertainties regarding implementation and scoring that come along with this major overhaul. While we still stand behind the advice for all juniors to prep for the ACT, we realize there are still some that can’t get past the urban myths that ‘some schools prefer SAT’ or ‘the SAT is more coachable than the ACT.’ So for those doubters – with one big caveat – there is still the option to take the SAT in its current format with just one more offering in January 2016.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 26-30

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

SAT Scores Delayed, Colleges Address How Students Should Handle ACT Score Delay

This week saw more standardized test score problems, and students are looking to colleges and testing agencies for guidance on how to address these scary score delays on their early applications – which many are due in less than two days.

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2015 ACT Writing Test Changes

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

The New ACT Essay Will Be Administered For the First Time on the Sept. 12 Test

With everyone focused on the changes coming to the SAT in the spring of 2016, many have overlooked one major change coming to the ACT this fall: the essay.
 
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Test Prep Tips for June ACT and SAT

By IvyWise on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 12:44 PM

Here's What to Do In Order To Be Successful on June Standardized Tests

As the school year comes to a close, many students look forward to taking a much-needed break from studying and exams. However, for students taking the June ACT or SAT, the end of the school year can be an unwelcome event, as the culmination of the semester leaves them little time to prepare for these important tests. For some, the stress of end-of-year exams, AP and IB tests, and other final projects can force students to put off their test prep for the June ACT or SAT – leaving them unprepared come test-day.
 

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ACT and SAT Test Prep Resources

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 @ 01:03 PM

Get Ready for Standardized Tests This Spring with Test Prep Tips and Practice Guides

The SAT this Saturday will be the first standardized test of 2014, and for many high school juniors it will kick off a spring semester of heavy test-prep.

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