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Test-Day Tips to Maximize Your GRE Score

Chuck Cohn | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Chuck Cohn

Once you master the GRE's content and format, there is only one thing left to do -- ace the exam! Unfortunately, earning a high score isn't as simple as arriving and logging on to your computer terminal. Your test-day experience may be marked by anxiety and excitement.

Defending the SAT. Really.

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Past changes to SAT (originally an aptitude test) have made it a little more like the ACT (an achievement test), and these new changes are likely to make it even more so. If these changes really make them alike, fewer students will take both tests, leading to less time on testing and test prep, and more time on going to school. That's a win.

What the First Round of College Admissions Decisions Told Us

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It's always good to dream, but as the saying goes, the wise dreamer has one foot on the clouds, and one foot on the ground -- and for some, enough Number Two pencils for another shot at the SAT or ACT.

How I Saved $30K and Graduated 1.5 Years Early by "Testing Out"

Jay Cross | Posted 03.16.2014 | College
Jay Cross

Higher education does need to be changed, but for right now, it is what it is. So if you want to get ahead, don't fantasize about the future. Instead, assume society will never fix college and find a better way to graduate!

SAT, UCal Decisions Rock College Admissions

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Patrick O'Connor

Stories from two coasts raised the ire, eyebrows, and I-can't-believe-its of counselors, parents and students everywhere, as news about college costs and college tests sent members of the high school Class of 2013 running into the summer sun.