Category Archives: Advice for Sophomores

What is a Good Score on the New SAT?

Today was exciting news in the standardized test community, as College Board released its first set of data and concordance tables regarding the New 2016 SAT. In light of this, we have updated our previous post with updated average New 2016 … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Writing a College Admissions Essay

Today we’ll be giving some tips about how to and what to write for your college admissions essay! Don’t waste your summer! Make sure to start early on these essays because it’s quite possibly the most important piece of writing … Continue reading

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What Does My New SAT Score Mean?

College Board just released the results from the first administration of the New SAT, administered March 2016, and with it they also released a set of concordance tables to let us know what exactly a good score is. We’ll take … Continue reading

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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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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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