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Sophomore year is a keystone year. The transition from freshman to sophomore year of high school is rooted in refinement…

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ACT vs SAT

Despite the fact that the ACT and SAT are more similar than ever, key distinctions between the tests still remain. Since colleges don’t really have a preference for one test over the other, high school students should plan to check out both tests before starting extensive prep for either...

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7 Ways to Take Advantage of Sophomore Year
September 19, 2017

Sophomore year is a keystone year. The transition from freshman to sophomore year of high school is rooted in refinement…

Junior Year and the Importance of Staying Focused
September 12, 2017

Welcome to junior year, the most important year of the high school transcript. This will be the most recent full…

ACT Time Changes
September 8, 2017

ACT Extended Time Rule Change In a move that makes the ACT somewhat less accommodating to students with accommodations, ACT…