What’s a good score on the SAT?

Published Friday, September 6, 2013 by Nicolette

That is a good (and very frequently asked) question! Our answer is simple: Whatever score gets you into the college you want. It may seem like a cop-out, but it’s the best answer we can give for such a loaded question. The SAT is not a measure of your worth or intelligence. It’s just one part of the complicated decision process admissions officers use to figure out whether or not you’re a good fit for their school. The score you need to get into a particular school may be completely different from the score your… Continue Reading

SAT vs. ACT

Published Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Nicolette

Last week, we did our Perfect Score interview for Ramola Bavisker, who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT  on top of her already perfect SAT score (earning her second $1000 scholarship from us, to boot!). Having taken and beaten both exams, Ramola was in a unique position to give advice on both exams. We asked her one of the frequent questions we get from students: Which exam should I take? You would be right to make a thoughtful and careful decision. The two exams have a lot of important differences to note. One of… Continue Reading

Moving onward and forward

Published Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Tarang

The second half of summer is a bittersweet time, my friends. It usually means going back to school and wearing thicker clothing. However, for some of us, it’s about starting something new. Sadly, I must leave the ink and quill aside as I head over to medical school. Blogging has been filled with joy, and I hope that everyone took my imperfect advice with a grain of salt and a clove of garlic. Once I am busy learning about anatomy and pathology, will I have time to pen down my ideas? I do not know…. Continue Reading

Nervous? I would be too

Published Thursday, July 7, 2011 by Tarang

Recently on the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars, Emily receives a letter from Danby University claiming that they want her as part of their swim team. (Keeping with the tradition of Liars the letter is actually a fake from the mysterious and malicious person named “A”). Nevertheless, a real college scout is willing to negotiate a scholarship with her, but Emily doesn’t mind looking at other schools too. Emily and her mother continue to do their research to prepare her for her application process, which includes looking at competitive swim teams. Emily’s best… Continue Reading

Gearing up for Junior Year

Published Thursday, June 30, 2011 by Katie

The infamous Junior Year. If you have just finished your sophomore year in high school, you must confront this ordeal in September. But, in reality, junior year is not that bad. Sure, you may be taking multiple APs, the SATs are right around the corner, and your parents and teachers are constantly stressing the importance of junior year grades. But, with a couple of tips, you can endure the various junior year challenges. 1. Take a vacation before junior year. Being such dedicated, hardworking students, chances are you have spent your summer doing something academic…. Continue Reading


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