A Complete Guide to Guaranteed SAT and ACT Score Scholarships

A Complete Guide to Guaranteed SAT and ACT Score Scholarships

According to data gathered by the Education Data Initiative, there are more than 1.7 million scholarships handed out to college students every year. But, surprisingly, only 7% of college students receive some form of scholarship. If you want to be among that 7%, you can greatly increase your chances of earning scholarships by raising your standardized test scores. Many colleges and national programs offer students guaranteed scholarships if their SAT…

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The Erosion of Meritocracy

The Erosion of Meritocracy

Introduction As the Founder & CEO of Prep Expert, an organization dedicated to helping students excel in standardized tests and gain admissions to top universities, I have witnessed firsthand the power of merit-based evaluation in transforming lives. However, recent trends in American higher education, including the removal of standardized tests and the implementation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies, threaten to undermine the very foundation of meritocracy. This shift…

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Pre-Med Class Recommendations

Getting into medical school is no easy task. It takes a lot of hard work and careful preparation to gain the knowledge and skills you need to build a strong application and succeed on the MCAT. But, you can accelerate your journey and establish a strong foundation for medical school by making sure you take the right courses during undergraduate. Every year thousands of college students label themselves “pre-med” and…

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Prep Expert Student Spotlight: Alejandro’s SAT Prep Course Experience

Prep Expert Student Spotlight: Alejandro’s SAT Prep Course Experience

Prep Expert has helped over 100,000 students improve their SAT and ACT scores, get into top colleges, and win more than $100 million in scholarships. Now, I want to take a moment to highlight one of those amazing students and uplift his experience using Prep Expert’s SAT prep courses to build a more successful future. Meet Alejandro! Q & A with Alejandro Q: What strategies or techniques you learned during…

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Top Extracurriculars for College

When college admission officers evaluate applicants, they look for students who are the total package. Sure, they want to admit students with high cumulative GPAs and great standardized test scores, but they also pay close attention to recommendation letters, volunteer experiences, and extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, students often hurt their chances of admission because they don’t pay enough attention to their participation in extracurricular activities.  While almost every student knows that…

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Four Incredible College Recommendation Letter Samples To Help Your Child Get Into College & Win Scholarships

Four Incredible College Recommendation Letter Samples To Help Your Child Get Into College & Win Scholarships

4 Incredible College Recommendation Letter Samples To Help Your Child Get Into College & Win Scholarships Did you know that you can’t rely on your GPA and test scores alone to secure your place at a great school? While these are important aspects of your application, they don’t tell your whole story as a student.  According to data collected by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), 40% of…

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Cracking the Code of SAT Idioms

Cracking the Code of SAT Idioms

Idioms are one of the most puzzling parts of the SAT because they don’t necessarily follow any specific grammar rules. It’s almost impossible to logic your way through a question about idioms without any prior knowledge about the phrase in question. It sounds scary, but with the right practice and preparation, even the trickiest idioms will become easier and easier to remember! In this guide, we’ll strip away the mystery…

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The Supreme Court Banned Affirmative Action. Here’s Why Legacy Admissions Should Be Next

The Supreme Court Banned Affirmative Action. Here’s Why Legacy Admissions Should Be Next

With the Supreme Court’s recent decision to ban affirmative action, the spotlight has turned to another contentious issue in college admissions: legacy admissions. This practice, which favors applicants related to alumni, contradicts the meritocratic principles that our educational institutions should uphold. Legacy admissions have historically skewed college demographics towards wealthier and predominantly white students, undermining efforts to diversify campuses. For example, legacy students are more likely to be accepted than…

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7 Reasons Harvard & Yale Reinstated SAT Test Requirements

7 Reasons Harvard & Yale Reinstated SAT Test Requirements

As the Founder & CEO of Prep Expert, I have dedicated my career to helping students maximize their potential on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. The recent decisions by institutions such as Harvard and Yale to reinstate these exams as requirements for admission signal a pivotal shift towards restoring a more meritocratic system in college admissions. Here’s why this move is not only a positive one, but also…

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Everything You Need to Know About ACT Idioms

Everything You Need to Know About ACT Idioms

If you’ve ever been stumped by an idiom on the ACT, you’re not the only one. Preparing for questions about idioms on the ACT can be difficult because it’s not as straightforward as other aspects of your study routine. After all, you can’t memorize every idiom in the world. You’d end up missing your exam! In this guide, we will explain what idioms look like on the ACT and offer…

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