Matt Larriva
Apr 14, 2018

Is the SAT on paper or a computer? Well, in an increasingly paperless world, the makers of the SAT and ACT are taking steps toward offering their tests exclusively online. This week, the entire Junior class of Chisholm High School…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 18, 2017

For the first time in 40 years, The CollegeBoard is offering a summer SAT test date during the 2017 testing year. The ACT, not to be outdone, announced it will be offering a  summer sitting  as well, but not until…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 31, 2017

Orange County’s premier SAT prep and ACT prep is now available in Los Angeles. Powerful Prep has been the OC’s top-choice for massive point-gains and concierge-service and is now offering its exclusive service to  LA. Move your scores higher and…

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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 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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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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