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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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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, May 9-13

By IvyWise on Fri, May 13, 2016 @ 09:50 AM

SAT Score Conversion, 2016-17 Common Application Overview


This was a big week for students planning to apply to college this fall, as developments like SAT score comparisons, Common App changes, and more dominated the latest college admissions news.

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SAT Score Conversion Chart

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

UPDATED FOR 2018: Here are the Score Conversions for the New SAT, Old SAT, and the ACT

Want to see how your scores on the  SAT compare to ACT? The College Board has updated the concordance tables so students can see how their SAT total scores compare to composite ACT scores.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 7-11

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 @ 10:32 AM

Class of 2020 Regular Decision Release Dates, Response to the New SAT


It’s a big month for high school seniors as colleges begin releasing regular decisions for the class of 2020! We have everything families need to know right here!

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Feb. 29 - March 4

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 @ 08:22 AM

The Revised SAT Debuts This Weekend, Boston College Announces Regular Decision Notification Date


This March will see a lot of big college admissions action, with the debut of the new SAT and regular decisions released later in the month. It’s important for college bound students and their parents to stay informed on the latest college admissions news, and at IvyWise we’re making that easier with our weekly news roundup!

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Tips for Students Taking the New SAT in 2016

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 02, 2016 @ 03:17 PM

Tips for the new SATWhat To Keep In Mind When Taking the New SAT


The first administration of the redesigned SAT is this Saturday, March 5, and for students preparing for the college admissions process, this test is a big departure from the past SAT. At IvyWise, we’re advising students to delay taking the new SAT or to take the ACT instead, as colleges weigh both exams equally, but for students who are already prepared to take the new SAT this year, here are some things to keep in mind on test-day and beyond.

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What Does An August SAT Date Mean For Students?

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 01:05 PM

For The First Time In Decades The SAT Will Be Offered In The Late Summer


The new SAT is debuting this March, but another big change for the test is on the horizon – the College Board recently revealed that, starting in 2017, students will have the option to take the SAT in August. With the addition of a test date also comes the removal of one – the College Board will also eliminate the January test starting in 2018.

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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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What to Do If You Took the Problematic June 6 SAT

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

Students Have Until Sept. 3 to Register For a Fee Waiver For the October Test

After addressing an error on the June 6 SAT last week and announcing that two sections of the test will not be scored, The College Board said this week that students who took the exam will be able to take the October SAT for free.

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