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Frequently Asked Questions about the New SAT

The changes to the SAT coming in spring of 2016 prompt numerous questions. Below, we’ve gathered some of the most common ones, along with our answers. Read through the below, and always feel free to contact us directly so we can answer your questions. How do I know which test I should take? Though your…

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Navigating the New SAT

The SAT is changing in March 2016, and there are numerous questions surrounding the change – most notably what to expect, and how will these changes affect my child? At StudyPoint, our expert curriculum team has been hard at work updating the programs we offer your family, along with making sure our personalized curriculum is…

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Junior Year ACT Testing Timeline

While there is no perfect schedule, our experiences with thousands of students have led us to develop clear recommendations for your child’s testing calendar over the next six months. The following schedule is what we counsel our clients to follow. Having said this, your child’s personal or academic needs may dictate an alternate timeline. If…

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Junior Year SAT Testing Timeline

While there is no perfect schedule, our experiences with thousands of students have led us to develop clear recommendations for your child’s testing calendar over the next six months. The following schedule is what we counsel our clients to follow. Having said this, your child’s personal or academic needs may dictate an alternate timeline. If…

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The Common App – Submit a Winning Common Application

For over 400 colleges and universities around the country, the Common Application (informally known as the “Common App”) is now a required part of the undergraduate admissions portfolio. This is a benefit to both the applicant and the institutions to which they apply because it saves the student time (which is always appreciated during junior…

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Early Action Vs. Early Decision

If your child already knows which college he or she wants to attend, applying early may be a good idea. According to collegeboard.com, students who apply early may have a better chance of acceptance than regular-decision applicants. An early application demonstrates strong interest, and admissions officers want students in their schools who want to be…

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National Merit Scores: NMS Qualifying Scores by State, Class of 2016

Your child’s junior-year PSAT is not only an excellent opportunity to practice for the SAT—it also allows your child the chance to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Students will take the PSAT in October of their junior year. The following April, approximately 50,000 juniors with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores (or total PSAT…

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Getting Ready for College – Junior Year

More students than ever before are applying to college. Your child needs to make her application stand out, and junior year is the time to get started! To help you and your family stay organized, we’ve compiled a timeline of the most important steps on a successful path to college. Fall of Junior Year Rise…

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SAT Score Range: How Colleges Look at SAT & ACT Scores

By now, your student has likely taken the SAT or ACT and has some idea of where he or she wishes to apply next fall. As college application time approaches, it may be a good idea to take a look at your student’s scores and consider how they’ll influence his or her college choices next…

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How to Prep for the SAT or ACT

Self-study, classroom prep, small group tutoring, or private tutoring—there are so many standardized test preparation options available. Which one is the best fit for your child? Navigating the test prep landscape and determining how your child should prepare for the college entrance exams may seem like a daunting process. There are a variety of preparation…

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