How will COVID-19 affect students applying to college this fall? — Interview with Linda Hollenback

Our President and Founder, Andre Kiss, was joined by Linda Hollenback of Hollenback Consulting LLC to discuss applying to college in the age of Coronavirus. Together, they answered such questions as… How can students make their applications more competitive in this environment? How to hold college visits while college campuses are shut down? Is applying to college test optional a viable option for students? We hope you enjoy the interview! [...]

June 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Class of 2020 College Acceptances

Our students are amazing! Here's a sampling of some of the Colleges our incredible students from the class of 2020 were accepted to. (List updated 4-28-20) American University Brandeis University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Clemson University Dickinson College Drexel University Duquesne University Fairfield University Franklin and Marshall College George Washington University Gettysburg College Haverford College James Madison University Lafayette College Lehigh University Loyola University Maryland Millersville [...]

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The Truth about Test Optional

It seems that every other day, more colleges are becoming Test Optional in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During one of the toughest moments in American history, this move appears to be an extension of good will from colleges and universities across the country. Students who had the March, April, May, and June SAT and ACTs cancelled could breathe a collective sigh of relief. One less thing to worry about. After all, the [...]

April 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

This Dead Author’s Advice Will Save your SAT Score

It’s hard to find a book written 80 years ago that still has a place in our culture. I mean, sure, in school we’re made to read The Scarlet Letter, but who actually wants to? If there’s one book that has aged well, a book that people choose to read, it’s How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Often cited as the bible of anyone in sales or business, it’s sold [...]

March 5th, 2019|Categories: SAT Prep, Test Prep|

Why the SAT Doesn’t Matter

I’m going to tell you something that you won’t hear from anyone else in the test prep world. Boosting your SAT score by 150, 250 —even 300 points—will not drastically change the course of your life. I know it seems crazy for me of all people to make such a claim. Aren't I a test prep tutor? Of course I am, silly goose. But as controversial it may seem, it’s true. How you do [...]

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Test Prep|

The Biggest Difference Between the SAT and ACT

“You need to take the SAT if you’re applying to the Ivies.” “If you’re bad at Science you shouldn’t take the ACT.” These are just some of the rumors that have been swirling around our culture about test prep for the past decade. While many of these used to be true, In 2019, most are a bit dated. Ever since the SAT was redesigned in 2016, the two tests are more similar than ever. [...]

February 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|