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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part II: PSAT, SAT, and ACT

Last time, we discussed the number one, most important part of your application: grades. In this post, we will turn to the next most important, and easy to measure, part of your application: standardized test scores. Should I take the … Continue reading

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Important PSAT Facts

With so many exams to study for, there is one that tends to be underestimated. And that is the PSAT. It is actually more important than you might think. So listen up! How the PSAT is Structured The test is … Continue reading

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How Do I Become a National Merit Semifinalist?

The National Merit Scholarship is an honor awarded to 2500 high school students every year to recognize their academic excellence. Bill Gates, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos all count themselves as members of this elite … Continue reading

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