Category Archives: Advice for Freshmen

What Are SAT Subject Tests?

Since the end of the school year is fast approaching, as are the deadlines for signing up for the May and June SATs, we wanted to remind people what the SAT Subject Tests are and which colleges require them. We’ve previously … Continue reading

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Registration Deadline Reminder! Sign up for the SAT and ACT!

As summer is fast approaching, we at College Compass wanted to remind you of the upcoming SAT and ACT test dates! SAT Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline 5/7/16 4/8/16 4/22/16 6/4/16 5/5/16 5/20/16 You can register for the SAT … 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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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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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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Will a Bad AP Score Sink My Application?

We get this question a lot here at College Compass: “I got a 1/2/3 on an AP test! Do I still have a chance at Harvard?!” Though you might be panicking or worried that your Ivy Dreams are now toast, … Continue reading

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What Are Subject Tests? Which Colleges Require Them?

Hi folks! Today we’ll be talking about a question we don’t get often enough — Which colleges require the SAT Subject Tests, and what in the world are Subject Tests? What Are SAT Subject Tests? You may or may not be … Continue reading

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Which Top 25 Schools Require the New SAT’s Optional Essay?

With the first administration of the New SAT approaching, you may be wondering whether or not you should take the Optional Essay. Though you might be inclined to skip it since it is “optional” after all, be aware that some … Continue reading

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