Monthly Archives: March 2016

HAPPY IVY DAY!

For the uninitiated, today and tomorrow are the days most of the Ivy League and similarly selective schools release their admissions decisions. For those waiting anxiously for these notifications to be released, best of luck! No matter what happens, congratulations … Continue reading

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Testmasters Hosts Math Kangaroo Event

Making Math Fun for Houston-Area Students 3rd Largest National Event puts Students’ Math Skills to the Test Houston (March 17, 2016) – One hundred sixty Houston-area primary school students put their critical thinking skills to the test today at a … Continue reading

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What Colleges and Universities SuperScore the SAT?

For those unfamiliar with SuperScoring, this is the term given when colleges take the highest SAT section scores across multiple sittings and combine them into a single composite score. Not all universities SuperScore, and indeed most do not, but we … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters – Do I Have to Take AP Exams to Get Into College?

Today’s Ask Test Masters question comes from Curious Mama. She writes If a child doesn’t take AP courses, and instead takes the classes that are offered generally by the school for that grade, and receives a 3.5 gpa or higher, … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters – Can Extracurriculars Make Up For Low Grades?

Today’s Ask Test Masters question comes from YG who writes: Hi! I am currently a sophomore in a high school that is located in a boring state, but is pretty competitive. It is well known in my area (other districts … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters – What if My School Doesn’t Offer AP or IB Classes?

Today’s Ask Test Masters question comes from a reader in Colombia who writes: Hi! I read your post (and it is extremely helpful by the way) but when I was reading the “Grades” section I came across a question: What … Continue reading

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What is a Good Score on the New SAT?

Presenting the SAT Score Range Chart, by University. Editor’s Note: We have updated our information given College Board’s most recent publications. Check out our most up to date predictions here! Today is the first iteration of the new SAT exam; … Continue reading

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The March SAT Will Include an Experimental Section!

A little discussed detail about the upcoming new SAT exam is that it will include an experimental section. This information has been hiding on the College Board’s website in the Advising and Admissions Handbook, which states:

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PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, & PSAT/NMSQT – Why so many and what’s the difference?!

This week marks the end of College Board’s spring PSAT testing season. In fact, this year represents the first instance in which College Board even offered the PSAT in the Spring. Before you start panicking, it’s important to note that the … Continue reading

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5 Things College Freshmen Should Know

Since many of you have admissions offers in hand and are nervously awaiting the beginning of your first year in college, we at College Compass put together a list of 5 Things College Freshmen Should Know Don’t schedule 8 AM … Continue reading

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