The College Journey: What Students Should Be Doing in High School to Prepare for College

College admissions is an important milestone, and it takes more than just a few months to prepare for it. We spoke with Keith Wilkerson to learn what you can be doing throughout high school to set yourself up for a successful college admissions experience. Keith is the Founder and Lead Teacher for College Thoughts and has over 21 years of experience in the college placement field. He has counseled more than 7,000 families about their educational options. Here’s Keith’s advice on what you should be doing in high school to prepare for college.

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The College Journey: What Students Should Be Doing in Middle School to Prepare for College

The college admissions process is one of the most important parts of your future, and one that you can start preparing for in middle school. To learn how, we spoke with Keith Wilkerson, Founder and Lead Teacher for College Thoughts. Keith has over 21 years of experience in the college placement field and has counseled more than 7,000 families about their educational options. Here is Keith’s advice on how to start preparing for college in middle school.

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The College Journey: Campus Visits, the Application Essay, and Admissions

Applying to college is no doubt an important step in life. However, the various components of college admissions can make the process feel overwhelming. The best thing to do is to make sure you have the information you need and to take it one step at a time.

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Scores May Not Be Required but You Should Still Take the ACT and SAT

Due to COVID-19, many ACT and SAT test dates have been canceled. In light of these cancelations, many colleges and universities, such as the University of California system, Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and Trinity University in Texas, have decided to make test scores an optional part of their applications. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still prepare and take them.

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In response to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, the ACT and College Board have rescheduled upcoming ACT and SAT test dates to keep students safe and healthy.

ACT Changes

The April 4, 2020, test date has been moved to June 13, 2020. Students registered for the April 4th test date will be given the option of rescheduling to June 13th or to a future test date. The ACT will be sending registered students an email in the next few days with instructions on how to reschedule.

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How to Build Your ACT and SAT Success Plan

  • Posted By: Celena Alduenda
  • April 17, 2020

The college admissions process is complex, and one of its most challenging components is ACT and SAT testing. These tests may seem like an overwhelming hurdle, but with a well thought out plan and an early start, you can achieve test success. Here’s how to craft a fool-proof strategy!

Establish a Timeline

1. Work backwards
Keeping the end goal in mind, the first thing you need to do is find out when your college applications are due. Once you know application deadlines, you can work backward from there to create a timeline.

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ACT and SAT Test Day

  • Posted By: Celena Alduenda
  • March 11, 2020

The day is finally here. You have practiced, studied, and practiced some more. The last step is to make sure you are prepared for test day.

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Test Innovators Tutoring

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • March 9, 2020

Test Innovators tutors are here to help your student succeed. Our tutors provide test prep, academic support or enrichment, and everything in between.

Why Test Innovators Tutoring?

Expert Tutors: We are highly selective and only work with the best. Our tutors work with hundreds of students each year.

Accessible and Flexible: Tutoring is done online so you can learn from anywhere. Our tutors have flexible schedules, so you can choose the times that work best for you.

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Every student is different, and every student’s test prep needs are different too. Test Innovators’ online platform provides every student with a Personalized Prep Plan, targeted to an individual’s specific needs. The Prep Plan provides guidance on next steps and auto-generates specific recommendations for practice to complete.

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Time management is an essential skill on standardized tests, like the SSAT, ISEE, ACT, and SAT. The timing restriction is one aspect of the test designed to challenge students, but with practice you can gain the skills and strategies to master it.

Test Innovators helps students prepare for every component of the test. Learning test-taking strategies and skills, especially effective time management, is an important part of preparing for the test.

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