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Advice for Parents

Let Tomorrow Happen
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By Kevin McMullin
November 24, 2021 | 2 minute read

Parents, while your kids are still in the house, you don’t have to wonder if you’ll all be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner together. Whether you’re at your home table or visiting...

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Advice for Parents

Parents: Stand Back to Let Your Kids Stand Out
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By Liz Gyori
November 17, 2021 | 3 minute read

A while back, my husband and I attended a late fall school parents’ night for our then fifth grader. Holiday “placemats” decorated by each student festooned the classroom walls. On those...

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Testing/Test Prep

How to Get a Perfect Score on the SAT
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By Michal Goldstein
November 15, 2021 | 6 minute read

What is a perfect score on the SAT? A perfect score on the SAT is a 1600. The test itself is scored on a scale from a minimum of 400 to a maximum of 1600, compiled from two primary...

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What Colleges Look For

Behind the Holistic Admission Curtain
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By Casey Near
November 10, 2021 | 3 minute read

A few weeks ago, my colleague Arun hosted the leaders of the admission offices at UC Berkeley, Caltech, and Johns Hopkins to discuss highly selective admission, peeling back the layers...

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Testing/Test Prep

How long does it take to send SAT scores?
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By Michal Goldstein
November 8, 2021 | 4 minute read

How long does it take to receive SAT scores? How long does it take to send them? And how much does it cost to send the reports? On most national test dates (August, October, November,...

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What Colleges Look For

Ten Ways to Make Valuable Contributions
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By Kevin McMullin
November 3, 2021 | 3 minute read

Too many high school students view their success in group activities as measured only by accolades or official titles. But there are lots of ways you can make valuable contributions that...

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