Hilary Cairns

The first SAT, in 1926, was very different from today's SAT.

What Was the First SAT Like?

Over 90 years ago, college-bound students worried about their SAT, just like you how you worried about your SAT.  Back in 1926, students knew the SAT as the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Evolved from the 1901 essay exams and original IQ tests, the SAT tested your knowledge before college. It also made the application process and …
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Is the New SAT Easier Than the Old SAT?

As many of you know, the SAT underwent a huge redo in March of 2016. The College Board changed a number of aspects of the exam, including the formatting, content, and timing. However, is the new SAT easier than the old SAT? In many ways, it is. How the New SAT is Easier No More …
Taking the SAT is nerve-wracking, but what do your SAT scores mean?

Understanding Your SAT Scores

There’s a certain anxiety in the air after you’ve taken your SAT. You now have to wait for your SAT scores and wonder how well you did. Once they arrive though, do you understand what they mean? Here’s a quick rundown on how to read your results: Overall Score  The SAT was recently revamped in …
Transferring colleges can be stressful. Here are some myths that we can disprove

Myths about Transferring Colleges

Transferring colleges can be a stressful time as you make sure you have everything you need to make the major change. There are a lot of myths surrounding the transfer though, so here are some things you need to know. Myth: My Credits Won’t Transfer  While the myth of “My credits won’t transfer” has some …
Why take the PSAT and the PreACT?
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Benefits of Taking Both the PreACT and the PSAT

Why take the PSAT and the PreACT? When you’re in your sophomore and junior years, you may be starting to decide whether you’ll be taking the SAT or the ACT for your college applications. This should also be the time you’re signing up for the prep exams: the PreACT and the PSAT. While many students …