The Benefits of Private One-on-One Online Tutoring

Tim Prunyi is the Director of Academics at Prep Expert, one of the fastest-growing ed-tech companies specializing in online SAT and ACT preparation. By offering full-length and live online courses, on-demand video courses, one-on-one private tutoring, and more, Tim and his team are helping students get life-changing scholarship money and admission into the college of their dreams. His mission is to revolutionize STEM education. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll…

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When do AP scores come out? 2022 Dates

When most students finish taking their AP exams, they begin to anxiously await their test scores. After all, earning a three or higher on these exams can help students earn college credit and improve their chances of college admission. Although it is natural to be excited to see how well you performed on your AP exams, it’s important that you know that it will be a while before your AP…

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High GPA, low SAT score – What To Do?

Every year, despite their best efforts, countless students earn an SAT score that is lower than they anticipated. Even when these students have high GPAs, oftentimes they worry that their low scores will keep them from being considered for acceptance into their dream colleges. This typically leads them to either a.) panic, b.) lower their expectations when applying to and hearing back from different schools, or c.) blame themselves and…

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How to get into Ivy League schools?

Ivy League schools are known for only accepting the best and the brightest applicants, often boasting low acceptance rates.  In 2021, the Ivy League school with the highest acceptance rate was Cornell University which only accepted 5,889 of the 47,038 applications it received from applicants, an acceptance rate of 12.5%. Harvard University, which had the lowest acceptance rate, only accepted 5.2% of its applicants. Needless to say, getting accepted into…

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Should you guess on the SAT?

A few years ago, selecting a wrong answer on the SAT would cost you ¼ of a point. This guessing penalty meant that students would only answer questions that they were sure they knew. Any questions they weren’t sure about would be left blank. After all, getting zero points for a few questions is a far better alternative than losing points for incorrect answers. While this was a great strategy…

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Does The SAT Predict College Success?

You’ve worked hard, studied for months, and finally earned an impressive SAT score. While that part of the college preparation process is behind you, you might be left wondering if it’s any indicator that the rest of your college experience will go smoothly. If you’ve earned an SAT score in the 99th percentile, meaning that you scored higher than 99% of other test takers, for instance, that should indicate that…

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SAT Score Range

When you take the SAT, you will receive a composite score between 400-1600. Whether you score on the low end or the high end of this range, it can be a bit tricky to analyze your score and determine whether or not your score is “good enough.” This guide will help you understand your score and how colleges use SAT scores to rank applicants: Analyzing your SAT score Unlike many…

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When Are The PSAT Scores Released?

If you are a high school sophomore or junior, you likely took the PSAT this past October 13.  After taking such a long and nerve-wracking test, you’re probably pretty anxious about how well you did on the test and when you’ll be able to hear back about your scores. After all, your PSAT results not only let you know how well you will do on the SAT, but they will…

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Colleges With Full Ride Scholarships

When the time comes for you to apply to colleges and universities, you may find that your dream schools have tuition costs that seem more like a nightmare. While it’s possible for you to take out student loans to help pay for college, this solution will impact your financial situation down the road when you have to pay your loans back. You can also try picking up extra shifts at…

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How important are AP classes for college admission?

When most people apply to college, they focus on the fact that admissions officers will look carefully at their SAT scores, personal essays, letters of recommendation, and GPA. However, many people don’t realize that these college decision-makers care about the types of courses students take just as much as the grades they earn in these courses. If you earn a 4.0 (on an unweighted scale) without taking any honors, AP,…

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