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The College Board and the ACT have released new tables so that you can more accurately compare scores. Find out what you need to know!

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PrepMatters has just released the 2018-2019 edition of its Top Colleges Requirements Chart. Having prepared and presented it for a decade or so, it would be easy to look at it and think it’s the “same old, same old” -- but not so. Although the columns have remained largely the same, it nonetheless bears witness to a number of changes in the college admissions scene. Over the years, the most notable change we’ve seen is in the number of colleges and universities that no longer require standardized testing of any kind as a requirement for admission.

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The 360° on Demonstrated Interest

College School Admissions

Investigate, ask questions, and show some love to your schools. Above all, however, keep in mind that informed, educated decisions are likely to yield the most positive results.

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Letters of recommendation confirm your strengths and distinguish you from other students. As your teachers talk about you as a whole person, they also offer third-party support for the narrative about yourself that you share in your college essay.

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Early Decision & Early Action notifications are beginning to arrive. If you are awaiting a response to your early college applications, here is what you may hear back, what it means, & some next steps you can take.

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We are in the heart of the fall testing season for both the SSAT and ISEE. Additionally, students are already preparing for the HSPT in late November and early December. I took this opportunity to spend a few moments with Jeff Knox, our own secondary school placement specialist. Here are his answers to some of the common concerns of families.

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Reduce Stress in Privacy Mode

School Admissions

As you dial down to the nitty-gritty of your application details, switch your approach to privacy mode

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As colleges build a well-rounded class of students, they often shape the class by drawing on an assortment of angles and special abilities. Communicate your strengths so that your story will make you a standout.

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Preparing for the College Interview

School Admissions

Prepare with practice and research. Relax and reveal yourself. Remember to express yourself in writing by sharing your resume and writing a thank you note.

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BU, NYU, and USC all offer highly regarded theater performance programs. To get in, however, you must show that you ‘have the goods’ both academically and theatrically.