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Boston College SAT and ACT Scores: What You Need to Get In

Interested in attending Boston College? You’re not alone! BC receives over 23,000 applications a year from students all over the globe. Of these applicants, about 34 percent are accepted. Boston College requires an ACT (with writing) or an SAT score before considering your application complete. If you take SAT subject tests, BC will consider those …
How do you qualify as a national merit scholar? Take the PSAT
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How To Qualify As A National Merit Scholar

If you’re like many college hopefuls, you’re looking for any possible source of scholarship money to help you fund your higher education. In your search, you may have heard of a program called the National Merit Scholarship–you may have even taken the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test! But what exactly is the National Merit Scholarship, and …
You should take the PSAT for these four reasons
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4 Reasons to Take the PSAT

It happens that the “P” in “PSAT” officially stands for “preliminary,” but it could just as well stand for “preview” or “preparation.” And you should take the PSAT! The PSAT offers students an opportunity to sharpen their skills in preparation for the actual SAT. The test is understandably held at a level of importance high …
Here's how to get your student ready for the SAT and ACT test.
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How to Make Sure Your Student is Ready for the ACT/SAT

So you’re the proud parent of a high school student. Lucky you! Between the endless hours of carpooling, doing laundry, and constantly asking if your student has their homework done, you’re also aware that these four years are kind of pivotal in your child’s life. Within the next couple of years, your baby is going …
When's the best time to take the SAT subject tests?
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When You Should Take SAT Subject Tests

The SAT subject tests are designed to make you stand out during the college application and admission processes. Set yourself up for success. Start early in your high school career and make a 4-year test schedule. You’ll want to avoid taking the ACT, SAT, and SAT subject tests all within one semester. So make yourself …
A good mindset can really help your study session. Tell yourself "I can and I will"
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SAT Subject Tests: How Many Should You Take?

Each SAT subject test is an hour long, multiple choice test. In those 60 minutes you have the opportunity to show potential colleges/universities your strengths and interests.  YOU get to pick which of the 20 subject tests you want take. How many should you take? How do you choose? There are 3 big factors to consider …
Here are some last minute test prep tips that can help you out.
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5 Last Minute SAT/ACT Test Prep Tips

How much time should you spend on test prep for the ACT or SAT? The answer to that question depends on the type of learner you are and how you study best. Everyone has their own preferences and test prep strategies for studying. Some start studying weeks or months in advance, while others study the …
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5 Tips for Studying for the ACT/SAT During Spring Break

So you’ve decided to tackle studying for the ACT or SAT during spring break. Kudos to you! In an effort to prepare yourself for this feat, you’ve searched for a few tips to help you be successful–and here you are. So here they are: 1. Make a realistic schedule Set a goal for yourself, but …