Test Optional

Matt Larriva
Aug 02, 2022

If you dream of contributing to the world’s understanding of science and technology, then you've probably already considered how to get into MIT. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a hyper-competitive institution that's yielded more Nobel Laureates, astronauts, and influential…

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Matt Larriva
Jun 20, 2022

You want—no, you need—to take the SAT, to get into your dream college, to get that scholarship, but you don’t know how to go about getting the score that you need, much less develop the perfect SAT study plan.  Tutoring…

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Matt Larriva
May 03, 2022

Update: as of May 2021 the SAT Subject tests are discontinued internationally and domestically. The College Board encourages students to demonstrate their subject proficiency through the AP Exams instead. For more information, please contact us or read The College Board's…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 04, 2022

MIT announced on Monday, March 28th, that they would be reinstating their SAT/ACT requirement for applications. The change takes affect for the upcoming admissions cycle for prospective students of the Class of 2027.  This is in stark contrast to other…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 22, 2022

A guide to the most important and common questions about the ACT test including whether you should take the ACT, when the 2022 ACT test dates are, when the 2022 ACT scores will be released, and how to understand your…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 13, 2022

A guide to the most important and common questions about the SAT test including whether you should take the SAT, when the 2022 SAT test dates are, when the 2022 SAT scores will be released, and how to understand your…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 02, 2022

Of all the havoc that the pandemic wrought, it has brought some well-meaning changes too. In an upswell of social justice, colleges and universities chose to try to expand access to education by making the SAT and ACT optional for…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 01, 2022

Whether it is for the school’s Hogwarts-like residential college system, its Tony Award-winning Repertory Theatre in residence at the David Geffen School of Drama, its countless alumni who lead in politics, the arts, and business, or simply for the fact…

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Matt Larriva
Dec 26, 2021

Ranked as #14 on the US News Best Colleges list, there's little wonder students are curious about how to get into Brown University. But, with an acceptance rate of under 6%, Brown University is just as difficult to get into…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 08, 2021

Powerful Prep founder, Matt Larriva, was invited to give a presentation on the test-optional trend at the 2021 TPAPT Virtual Summit, hosted by The Association of Test Preparation, Admissions, and Private Tutoring (TPAPT). In his presentation, The Faults in the…

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