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How Many Times Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Students Should Avoid Taking College Entrance Exams Too Many Times

Junior year is a big testing year for college bound students, and as they prepare for the SAT or ACT many students might not be taking the test for the first time. It’s not uncommon for students to take the SAT or ACT multiple times, but how many times is too many?

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When Should You Take SAT Subject Tests?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

SAT Subject Tests Are Sometimes an Application Requirement But They Can Also Help You Boost Your Applicant Profile

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

The school year is coming, what does that mean? Students will begin thinking about (or stressing about) when they should take their college placement exams. While students usually have a reasonable handle on when to take the SAT or ACT, there seems to be confusion if you should take SAT Subject Tests and when.

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SAT and ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines 2017-18

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s When You Can Take the SAT and ACT

Preparing for the SAT or ACT is a major aspect of the college admissions process, and part of determining the best test prep strategy is to know exactly when you plan to take these college entrance exams. We’ve pulled together the SAT and ACT test dates and registration deadlines for the 2017-18 school year so that college-bound students can access this information in one place – and better prepare for testing this fall and next spring.

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Taking the August SAT? Here’s How to Prep

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

Test Prep Tips and Resources For Students Planning to Take the SAT in August

The registration deadline for the August SAT is fast approaching (July 28 and August 8 with late fee), so if you plan on taking the exam later this summer it’s time to get serious about your test prep. There are a number of resources that you can utilize this summer in order to prepare for the August SAT.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Essay

By IvyWise on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 01:43 PM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the SAT Essay Section

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

Understanding test content, formatting, and changes are important when preparing for the SAT – especially the essay portion. There have been a number of changes to the SAT since the launch of the new exam in 2016, and our guide to the SAT Essay will help students better understand how to master this section should they choose to take it.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Math Section

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the SAT Math Section

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

Understanding test content, formatting, and changes are important when preparing for the SAT – especially the Math section. There have been a number of changes to the SAT math section since the launch of the new exam in 2016, and IvyWise is here to help students better understand how to master this portion of the SAT.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Writing Section

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 01:13 PM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the SAT Writing Section 

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

Understanding test content, formatting, and changes are important when preparing for the SAT – especially the writing section. There have been a number of changes to the SAT writing section since the launch of the new exam in 2016, and IvyWise is here to help students better understand how to master this portion of the SAT.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Feb. 27 - March 3

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

SAT and ACT Changes for 2017-18, IvyWise Class of 2017 Early Admission Results

It’s March, and we’re quickly approaching regular decision release dates for the class of 2021! While college bound high school seniors are focused on their final semester and preparing for admission decisions, high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to be preparing for their own college admissions journey – including staying up-to-date on the latest college admissions news and trends.

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SAT and ACT Announce Changes for 2017-18 Testing Season

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

SAT to Limit International Test Dates, ACT Adding July Administration

Last year saw some big changes for the SAT, and now both the College Board, which administers the SAT, and the ACT have announced changes for the 2017-18 testing season, including tighter security, new test dates, and more.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Reading Section

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the SAT Reading Section 

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

We’re almost a year removed from The College Board’s rollout of the 2016 SAT test redesign, so students and parents by now have a better sense of the test’s layout—that the reading section, for example, contains 52 questions and is timed to 65 minutes. There are however a couple of major conceptual changes in the SAT reading section that will be helpful for how students and parents approach preparing for the test.

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