The Princeton Review’s 2017 “College Hopes & Worries Survey” Reports on 10,000+ Students’ & Parents’ College Application Perspectives and “Dream Colleges”

According to The Princeton Review’s 2017 College Hopes & Worries Survey, the company’s 15th annual survey of college applicants and their parents, anxiety levels about the admission process are up this year.  76% of the over 10,000 respondents reported high levels of stress—4% more than last year’s survey respondents, and 20% more than in the survey’s initial […]

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Georgetown dean suggests admissions advantage for students submitting the ‘new’ SAT

(Admissions Intel) by Nancy Griesemer.   Students submitting ACT scores to Georgetown University this year could have been at an admissions disadvantage relative to those submitting results from the new or “redesigned” SAT, according to a statement made last week by Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon. “A lot of people are advised by their high school counselors maybe to take the […]

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Kaplan to hold free ACT Prep-a-thon

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kaplan Test Prep will hold the industry’s first-ever free, live, online ACT Prepathon on Saturday, March 25, between 12 PM ET and 6 PM ET to help students get ready for the April 8 Test Day. This innovative prep event will feature live expert instruction from some of Kaplan’s most highly rated teachers […]

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Numbers of AP Test-Takers Continue to Rise

(Edweek) By Jaclyn Zubrzycki. The number of high school students taking Advanced Placement exams continued to grow last year, and more of the test-takers were from low-income families, according to the College Board’s latest annual report on the program. In the high school graduating class of 2016, 1.1 million students took at least one Advanced […]

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Why Penn reversed its standardized testing policy

(The Daily Pennsylvanian) By Julia Bell — Penn has good news for high schoolers who have already taken the SAT seven times: You’re no longer required to send all of your test scores to Penn. Over the summer, Penn reversed its position on Score Choice, which required students to include all of their recorded standardized test […]

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