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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student studying at ivy league school
Matt Larriva
Sep 03, 2015

As we ramp up for the busiest test season of the year, let's remember to prep intelligently by using quality prep books. The best test prep book for you is going to have a couple of key characteristics: a few…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 22, 2015

Every year we get inundated with calls asking for help prepping for the PSAT. Our first response is always the same: why are you taking the PSAT? After a brief pause the conversations go one of four ways: I just want…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 04, 2015

The Answer to Our Most Frequently Asked Question Although we could write volumes on the difference between these two tests, (and we have! click here to read) let us make it easy on you: It's simple. All schools accept both,…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 21, 2014

A recent US News and World article came out with the findings that 79% of college admission officers surveyed agreed with the changes in the New SAT. Read the full article here. My contention is this: the College Board introduced…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 18, 2014

Since the trend began about two years ago, we have seen hundreds of schools convert to Testing-Optional. These schools will accept, but no longer require, a student to submit standardized test scores as part of his application. At present there…

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