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Matt Larriva
Apr 10, 2020

Should I take the SAT or ACT? How about both! We hear terrible advice like this all the time. In our long and storied history, we see the same 5 misconceptions surface over and over. Sometimes they're innocuous enough, but…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 02, 2020

The only reasons to start before freshman year would be you were targeting one of the talent-search programs for 8th-graders, which use the SAT as a qualifier.you were dead set on achieving National Merit recognition In which case additional prep…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 01, 2020

Rather than selecting schools at the time of your SAT registration, with and give yourself time to evaluate your results; decide if you want to submit them; then send them, or not. The only downside is it costs you about…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 28, 2020

Technically, SAT scores never expire. You definitely shouldn't worry about the validity of your scores if you take the test your junior year and want to use those scores to apply to college. Certain institutions place restrictions on the length of…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 27, 2020

This ranges, and it’s hard to know what you mean by ‘elite’ but let’s assume you mean: independent, highly qualified, highly experienced tutors with very strong track records. According to the BBC, ‘elite tutors’, are on ‘6-figure salaries,’ so you…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 25, 2020

The College Board partnered with the Khan Academy to develop an entire suite of online SAT prep materials, which you can access for free. If you would like a more customized route for higher points or a more optimized study path,…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 24, 2020

Currently, The CollegeBoard has cancelled only the May SAT, and has promised additional testing options once the COVID19 situation has resolved itself. This is subject to change based on the spread of the virus. And, they will be subject to…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 19, 2020

I’m not sure I agree with the premise: do you have evidence that PSATs used to be very important to colleges? I’ve never been under the impression that they’re important to colleges unless you achieve National Merit status. In some…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 18, 2020

Do I have to send all of my scores to colleges that require it? I took the SAT 3 times my sophomore year and did bad. I took it 2 times my junior year and did good. Is it possible…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 17, 2020

This is an interesting question, and I’ll answer because I assume you’re asking in a hypothetical sense rather than an pragmatic sense. That is, I am not encouraging using any of these methods and strongly condemn cheating in this or…

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