You Got Your PSAT Results — Now What?

This week College Board started releasing scores from the October PSAT. Many families are looking at the results thinking “now what?” Here are the five things I would suggest you do once you receive your PSAT results. 1. Learn How to Access Your College Board Account...

Should You Take the December ACT or SAT?

Should You Take the December Test? A number of juniors should give serious thought to taking the ACT or SAT in December. Good reasons to take the test and not wait for spring: Participation in spring sports (baseball/softball, soccer, etc.) Heavy AP or IB course load...

Are My SAT / ACT Scores Good Enough?

Most students (and their parents) want “good” scores, but the problem comes in defining exactly what that means. Sure, most people would agree that a 1500 (out of 1600) on the SAT is good, so is a 34 (out of 36) on the ACT. But scores like 1500 and 34 reflect the top...
Advice for Fall 2020 ACT / SAT Testing

Advice for Fall 2020 ACT / SAT Testing

I wish I wasn’t writing another article dealing with the COVID-19 impact on school, testing, and college admission. But as the situation continues to develop, we need to adjust and make plans. Today I’m going to focus on testing advice for rising juniors. Seniors are...