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Understanding Your PSAT Score Report
December 11, 2017

As you look over your PSAT score report, try not to focus too much on the top line scores. Sure,…

How the PSAT Collects Students’ Personal Data
December 7, 2017

Many students are about to find themselves buried under a blizzard of offers, their inboxes overflowing and their counters stacked…

Calculating the Probability of College Admissions
December 7, 2017

Here’s a fun math problem: If a college applicant applies to 20 schools, each with a 5 percent admission rate,…