Tag - SAT

What should a Junior do to prepare for college admissions


Your ACT/SAT score is something that most schools will review By Violet W For juniors, college applications are right around the corner and will be here before they know it. College applications that stand out from the crowd aren't built in just a few weeks or months. Here are a few things juniors should start doing as...

Tips on Writing the Personal Statement


By Violet W Your personal statement is a 650-word essay that will go to nearly every school on your college list. The essay prompts, which have already been released for the 2022-23 application cycle, allow you to distinguish yourself from other students who might have similar SAT, academics, or resumes. Here are five tips to use...

BS/MD Applications vs. Traditional Applications


By Violet W Applying to direct medical programs, also called BS/MD programs, is an intense process requiring more work than the traditional application process. That is because the student is not only applying for admission into the traditional undergraduate program but also the medical school—all while they are still in high school. Here are the...

How to tackle SAT, ACT vocabulary questions


On the Reading sections of both the ACT and SAT, test-takers encounter a fair number of vocabulary-in-context questions. As you prepare for either test, practice these three techniques to successfully tackle them: Consider the Context It may come as a relief to you that on the ACT and SAT, you will never be asked to identify...

Deferred or waitlisted in university admission? Here’s what to do


Whether you are deferred or waitlisted, don’t panic. Remember, you have not been denied By Lindsey Conger What the difference is between deferred versus waitlisted? Four things students should do. Deferred or waitlisted? It can be confusing to understand the difference between deferred and waitlisted. The similarity is that both options place students in a state of...

Harvard expands standardized test waiver, citing pandemic impact


Cambridge, MA: Applicants to Harvard’s Class of 2026 will not be required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application to the College, the Admissions Office announced on December 17. The updated admissions policy comes 10 days after the College Board announced it was discontinuing both its Subject Tests and SAT with essays...

11-year-old Indian-American girl in Johns Hopkins’ world’s ‘brightest’ list


Washington, DC: Natasha Peri, an 11-year-old Indian-American girl has been judged as one of the brightest students in the world by a top US university for her exceptional performance in the SAT and ACT standardized tests. Both the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) are standardized tests that many colleges use to determine...

4 things to know about College Board’s decision to nix SAT Subject Tests


By Lindsey Conger The College Board announced in January that it would stop offering SAT Subject Tests and the SAT essay. For high schoolers preparing their college applications, they might be wondering what it means. Should they still submit their scores? What if they registered but haven’t taken the test yet? Here is everything you need to know...

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Insider advice on how to get accepted to a direct medical program


By Lindsey Conger Direct medical programs (BS/MD) are one of the most competitive types of undergraduate programs. Designed for students who are 100% committed to medicine, the programs tend to accept a minimal number of students each year, with some programs taking as few as six students in each class.  Despite the lengthy preparation and application...