super score
Matt Larriva
Oct 06, 2016

Super Scores and Score Choice: Can We Game The System? The History and Definition About a decade ago, The CollegeBoard introduced Score Choice, a system by which students could pick which SAT dates’ results they wanted to send to schools.…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 31, 2016

The SAT/ACT testing landscape is in a state of flux. Changing but not Leaving This year has seen the introduction of a new pre -ACT, the coming of the New SAT, apointed argument between the CollegeBoard and the ACT on…

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Matt Larriva
May 31, 2016

More than two months after the March test-takers sat for the New SAT, the CollegeBoard finally delivered the New SAT score reports. The results were odd and left counselors, admissions officers, and parents nonplussed. The most striking change was the score…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 21, 2016

Why the New SAT is a Big Deal Unless you’re a high school junior hiding under a rock (if you are, I don’t blame you because this whole darn Redesigned SAT transition thing has been rather stressful), you’ve probably seen…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 11, 2016

disSATisfied with the New SAT [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="465"] Issues with the New SAT[/caption] This New SAT is a mess, and we recommend you steer clear. Much has been written dissecting the specifics of the new SAT, so we'll be…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 28, 2015

Irvine SAT Scores for Colleges, and Job Applications Irvine SAT scores are important not just in college admissions, but throughout life. Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder and CEO of Amazon, is one of the most famous advocates of using Irvine…

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college student throwing college applications in air
Matt Larriva
Nov 21, 2015

  Essays and deadlines and recs---oh my! College applications season is here. It’s that time of year again: not the holidays, but the college applications season. There is a lot to juggle, and plenty of reasons to stress, but remember:…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 08, 2015

PSAT Scores and National Merit Qualifying Scores: How to Make Sense of Them PSAT Scores Released It’s been a few weeks since you took the PSAT, and by now you’ve probably even forgotten about it. Soon, however, you will be…

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Matt Larriva
Oct 26, 2015

The College Landscape Is Changing As the blessing/curse goes, "may you live in interesting times." In terms of the admissions process, we certainly are. College changes are prolific: The SAT is switching formats, the ACT is revising its writing section,…

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act scholarships
Matt Larriva
Sep 10, 2015

ACT Scholarships are out there for the taking. Here's a great article from our friends at The College Transitions Team regarding how to go about getting one: Most people approach endeavors in life, whether we’re talking about Donkey Kong or the SATs/ACT,…

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