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The SAT Goes Digital!

The College Board announced last week that their SAT® Suite of Assessments will be delivered digitally starting in the spring of 2024. In their announcement, they noted that the change brings “student friendly changes to the test experience.” Students will likely appreciate the fact that it’s shorter; two hours rather than the traditional three hours…. Read more

Read This Before You Decide on Test Optional!

One of the biggest changes in the college admissions’ process for the class of 2021 was the drastic number of colleges who adopted test-optional policies.  For those of you who aren’t aware of test optional, this term means that reporting SAT or ACT scores is optional to a college application.  Prior to Covid-19, 77 percent… Read more

The Uncertain Future of Testing

Twenty twenty has been a difficult year for the standardized testing industry, specifically the SAT and ACT.  Over the spring and summer, the ACT and SAT cancelled tests and hundreds of colleges, including highly selective ones, joined the test optional movement, at least for the 2020-2021 season. Jeff Selingo, author of the NY Times Bestseller… Read more

FAFSA and All Things Financial Aid

It is that time of year again! The 2020-2021 FAFSA and CSS Profile are open. The FAFSA is required to be completed by any student and parent who intends to attend college in the Fall of 2021 and will need money to pay for college. Listed below are suggestions and facts that I believe will… Read more

College Admissions during a Pandemic v. 5

It is difficult, these days, to keep up with all the news about college admissions, testing, and campus visits. Parents and students have more questions than answers?  Are schools opening in the fall? How are they opening?  Remotely? In person? A combination? Do students have to take the SAT or ACT?  What is test optional?… Read more

TO TEST OR NOT TO TEST – Advice for students in the class of 2021

 As of today, July 13, 2020, there are more than 1240 colleges and universities that have joined the test optional movement for at least the next year.  It has been estimated that by the end of August 2020, more than 50% of all colleges in the United States will have a test-optional policy. The tests,… Read more