How Colleges Read Your Application: A 4 Step Process

Do you know what happens after you hit that "Submit" button? Learn about how selective colleges read your application.


Should I Take the SAT or ACT in 2021? Your Expert Recommendation

Should you take the SAT or ACT this year? What are the top differences between the two tests? How can you figure out which is best for you? We've got the answers.


Is the SAT Optional? Your Guide to Test-Optional Colleges in 2021

The SAT is a standard component of the college admissions process--or is it? Is the SAT optional? Do you have to take it to go to college? We weigh in here.


SSAT Character Skills Snapshot

The SSAT Character Skills Snapshot attempts to give schools more information about students' characters. Learn more about this online assessment here!


7 Tips for Mastering SSAT Vocabulary

How can students boost their SSAT vocabulary in preparation for the test's Verbal section? We've got the tips and practice material you need to succeed.


College Admissions & the Impact of COVID

How has the pandemic impacted the way that colleges review applications? Here are our thoughts on COVID and college admissions.


Get That High SAT Essay Score With These Tips

You've decided to take the optional SAT Essay. Awesome! What can you do to maximize your SAT Essay score? We have some ideas in this comprehensive guide.


No Time to Prep for SSAT Vocabulary? Try These 6 Hacks

If you have limited time to learn SSAT vocabulary, have no fear! Use these 6 hacks to prepare for the SSAT Verbal section.


How I Got Into Princeton – Harry (Story #20)

In our "How I got Into" series, we share the stories of successful applicants to Princeton and other great schools. In this article, we share Harry's story.


SSAT Verbal Strategies From the Experts

The SSAT Verbal section includes 30 Synonyms questions and 30 Analogies questions. Learn our effective SSAT verbal strategies and approaches in this comprehensive post!


Scoring on the SAT: What You Need to Know

What does scoring on the SAT look like? The SAT is scored on a range of 400-1600. This composite score consists of a Verbal sectional score and a Math sectional score. But much more goes into SAT scoring than most students realize!