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Accepted Calculators for PSAT, SAT/SAT II, AP Tests

The PSAT, SAT, SAT II, and AP tests are regulated by CollegeBoard and share the same accepted calculators. These include: All four-function calculators (not recommended) All scientific calculators Most graphing calculators (see tables below) Texas Instruments TI-73 TI-86 TI-80 TI-89 TI-81 TI-89 Titanium TI-82 TI-Nspire TI-83/TI-83 Plus TI-Nspire CAS TI-83 Plus…
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2017-2018 ACT Registration Deadlines (OFFICIAL)

The new school year is around the corner! For many, that means it's time to register (or think about registering) for the ACT test. For your pleasure and convenience, here is a table of all ACT registration deadlines for 2017-2018. Continue reading “2017-2018 ACT Registration Deadlines (OFFICIAL)” »
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2017-2018 SAT Registration Deadlines

If you're planning to take the SAT this upcoming school year, heads up! Make sure you are familiar with these important registration deadlines. Continue reading “2017-2018 SAT Registration Deadlines” »
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So You Want to be a Doctor? Part I: High School

Written by guest writer, Testmasters teacher, Rice University student, and future physician: Carmella D. So you want to be a doctor?  As a high school student (and if you’re like me, much earlier than that), you probably have an inkling that you want to get involved in the healthcare field…
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The Top 15 Colleges Ranked (from 5 different sources)

In case you needed yet another set of ranking of the top colleges in the United States, here's something different: The Top 15 Colleges According To 5 Different Sources U.S. News, Niche, Forbes, Business Insider, and StartClass all use different criteria in determining their list of top colleges, but when…
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2017: When do AP scores come out? How can I access my AP scores?

The time has come: AP scores are finally out. Here's everything you need to know about accessing & sending your AP scores, courtesy of TestMasters. To access your AP scores, log on to apscore.org on or after the specified access date/time for your area. Scores may only be accessed online, and are…
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5 Important Tips for Writing a Scholarship Essay.

Those apprehensive about student loans or the cost of attending school might look towards scholarships to help ease that burden. Most, if not all, scholarships require an essay to apply, so today we'll be giving you five tips to writing a better scholarship essay. [caption id="attachment_8422" align="alignleft" width="300"] Make sure…
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A Hidden Secret: The Class Profile

Some of the most revealing information about the college you're interested in is tucked away on their website. It's a secret that few people know and one that's extremely useful for your college search process. It's called a Class Profile, among other names. It's also known as a Postgraduate Report…
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T-Minus One: What To Do The Day Before The SAT

You've come so far. You've studied for weeks, months, and maybe even years. You've spent sleepless nights poring over SAT prep books and countless hours in SAT classes. Today is the day before you take the test you and your parents have been obsessing over. So you ask yourself: What…
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The Great Global Conversation and You

[caption id="attachment_8413" align="alignleft" width="150"] "We Americans must fight for our right... to party."[/caption] While the SAT is primarily used for admission into American institutions, the test is administered internationally. Therefore, one of the aims of redesigning the SAT was to make it more accessible for test takers regardless of their…
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SAT Math Practice: Solving for a Variable!

Today I'll show you a problem I see a lot of students facing: how to solve for a variable if it appears in both the numerator and the denominator. Given the New SAT's increased focus on simplifying equations, make sure you have this process down pat! Given the equation , give…
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AP Exams are in May! What are they? Who needs them? Why Should I take them? What about AP Exam Score Choice?

It's that time of year again, when high school students must frantically juggle preparing for final exams, AP exams, and the last administrations of the SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests. There is a lot going on! And as you carefully plot out the next several weeks, you may be asking yourself, are AP…
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2016 (Unofficial) National Merit Commended Cutoff Score is Out!

Now that we know this year's (unofficial) National Merit Commended cutoff score is a 209, we wanted to take a look back at how we did, and what this means for our Semifinalist predictions. To clarify, while the NMSC has not officially posted this score on their website, we have had multiple reports…
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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 math Olympiad designed to develop mathematical knowledge and interest among…
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