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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The need to shift our way of life due to COVID-19 has indeed been challenging, but it has also fueled creativity and ingenuity, resulting in new, and sometimes even better, ways of doing things. One such thing is online testing. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more tests were moving to a computerized format, and now, at-home testing has become a feasible alternative. Some tests, such as the ISEE and SSAT, are available at home, but what is the alternative for the benchmark mock testing that is commonly administered in-person at schools? Online mock tests, of course.Read More
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.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has swifty taken the front seat in just about everyone’s lives. These days, it seems every conversation involves COVID-19 in some way or another, and understandably so— it has impacted nearly every aspect of life.Read More
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.
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.Read More
In this post, we answer the following question:
I just completed a Test Innovators test on paper. Where is the answer key to score my test?
The simple answer to this question is that raw scores are not useful and are often ambiguous. When you score a paper test with an answer key, you only get a raw score. A raw score (say, 30 out of 40 correct) and its equivalent percent correct (75%) are very misleading measures for normative tests like the SSAT and ISEE.Read More
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.