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What Will Your College Interviewer Ask You?

What Will Your College Interviewer Ask You?

Only the interviewer knows exactly what questions will be posed to you during your college interview. However, there are some topics that ...
What is a Good Score on the SAT Subject Test?

What is a Good Score on the SAT Subject Test?

That depends on a number of factors. The maximum score on each test is 800 points. In the table below, you can see the mean scores (arithmetic average) for each of the available SAT Subject Tests in 2017. You can also see the standard deviation for each.
Building Your College List

Building Your College List

A lot of my students are dead-set on a particular school. But the students who are most successful during the college admissions process are the ones who are able to get past their preconceptions about their dream school and focus on the things they should really care about...

The College Essay Trap

Book: The College Essay Trap

Applying to college is complicated.

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