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Halle Edwards

Halle Edwards graduated from Stanford University with honors. In high school, she earned 99th percentile ACT scores as well as 99th percentile scores on SAT subject tests. She also took nine AP classes, earning a perfect score of 5 on seven AP tests. As a graduate of a large public high school who tackled the college admission process largely on her own, she is passionate about helping high school students from different backgrounds get the knowledge they need to be successful in the college admissions process.

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These Are the Easiest AP Classes for You

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jul 17, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

 

What are the easiest AP classes and/or the easiest AP tests? Answering this question isn’t so simple as just giving you a list, since there are a lot of factors that could make an AP class easy.

The easiest AP tests could have hard classes to go with them, or vice versa. You also have to think about your school, the national average scores, and your own personal strengths when figuring out which AP courses are relatively easy. But don’t worry – we’ll help you break down these factors and decide which tests will be easiest for you!

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Complete List of AP Courses and Tests

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jul 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Spoiler alert: You have a lot of choices!

 

Have you ever seen the full list of AP classes? Are you confused about which ones you should take? We’ll help you choose your classes by showing you a list of AP courses. We will also reveal which ones are the most popular, and which ones are the hardest to pass. Read on for advice to help you pick your advanced placement courses!

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Exactly How Hard Are AP Tests and Classes?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jul 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Sure, they can help you get college credit and make your transcript more impressive. But are AP tests hard?

The answer isn’t an easy yes or no. You need to consider many factors, including your own academic strengths, your school, and national score statistics. We will guide you through these different factors and help you decide for yourself how hard AP tests will be!

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These Are the Hardest AP Classes and Tests for You

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Thinking of signing up for AP classes? Want the greatest possible challenge? Or are you trying to avoid biting off more than you can chew?

In this post, we’ll explain what makes an AP class hard, list the hardest AP classes, and help you prepare for them.

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What's a Bad SAT Score? Nationally and by College

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

 

Have you taken the SAT recently? Are you wondering if your score is bad? Or do you just want to know the score to beat before you take the SAT for the first time?

In this post, we'll explain what a bad SAT score is, both in terms of the national averages and colleges you might be interested in.

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Complete Guide: Which Schools Use the Common Application?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 14, 2017 1:30:00 PM

College Admissions

Are you applying to college soon? If so, you’ve probably heard about the Common Application—an online application you can use for over 600 colleges. Since you only have to fill out one application, it saves you time when applying to college.

But which colleges use the Common Application, and which Common Application schools are in your state? We have a complete list here, broken down by state, and updated for the 2016-17 academic year.

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The SAT Scores You Need for Nursing Programs

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM

SAT/ACT Score Target

Are you wondering the kind of SAT scores you need to get into nursing schools? Applying for undergraduate nursing programs is simpler than you might expect, but it's important to understand what is expected of you.

This article will explain everything you need to know about applying to nursing school, including the different types of nursing programs, what the average SAT and ACT scores for nursing school students are, and what you need to do to make your application stand out. We'll also go through some examples of great nursing schools, so you can see what their SAT requirements are.

Find out here the SAT nursing scores you need, and other tips for a successful nursing school application!

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AP Test Dates 2018: Complete Calendar

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 7, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

 

Looking for the 2018 AP exam dates? We have the complete 2018 AP test dates, as well as advice for getting through the busy May exam season. Keep reading to stay on top of your 2017-18 schedule and for tips on dealing with the stress of endless AP tests!

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When do AP Scores Come Out? 2017

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

 
Waiting by your computer won't make the scores appear any faster.

The AP Exams are right around the corner, so you’re probably wondering: when do AP scores come out?

Unfortunately, you have to wait a bit longer than you would for SAT or ACT scores. Find out exactly when AP exam scores come out, where to find them, and what you can do in the meantime.

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How Can You Build The Most Versatile College Application?

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 30, 2017 8:30:00 AM

College Admissions

Looking at college admissions websites and requirements can be overwhelming. Many colleges have slightly different standardized test and letter of recommendation requirements. Furthermore, some colleges require just one personal statement, while others require multiple essays and short answer responses. It can be a lot to keep track of!

So how do you go about preparing your college applications, when colleges seem like they all want slightly different application materials? And how do you make sure you are competitive everywhere you apply? We will explain how to make the most versatile college application.

By versatile we mean an application that will allow you to apply competitively to the broadest range of colleges.

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What Are the Score Choice Policies at Ivy Leagues?

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 24, 2017 1:00:00 PM

ACT General Info, SAT General Info, College Admissions

 

Many students assume colleges will see every score they’ve earned on the SAT and ACT when they apply.

However, while some top-tier schools do require your full testing histories, many don’t. Some even allow score choice for the SAT, which allows you to send only the scores you want them to see, or they allow you to pick your best ACT test date.

If you’re aiming for a top-tier school like an Ivy League, Stanford, or MIT, read this guide to learn how they evaluate standardized tests to help you best prepare.

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When's the Last ACT/SAT for Regular Admissions Deadlines?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Apr 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

SAT Logistics, ACT Logistics, College Admissions

When is the very latest you can take the SAT or ACT for your college applications? If you're putting off the ACT/SAT, or hoping to retake either test, you need to know about these deadlines.

Read on to find out when you can still take the SAT or ACT—and when you would be too late. You may be surprised by how little time you have!

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Should You Use the Universal College App or the Common App?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Apr 12, 2017 8:00:00 PM

College Admissions

For years, the Common Application (CA) was the only widely available application for use at multiple colleges. It was created in 1975, with 15 colleges in its first year. It still dominates the college application world, and today is used by over 500 colleges and universities.

However, back in 2007, the Universal Common Application (UCA) was created, and now serves 34 colleges and universities.

So what exactly are the differences between the CA and the UCA? Why do colleges use one, both, or neither? And which one should you use? We will explore these questions in this post and help you decide how to apply.

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How to Cancel ACT Test Registration

Posted by Halle Edwards | Apr 10, 2017 9:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

 

Have an ACT date coming up that you can’t make or think you’re not going to do well on? Learn here how to cancel ACT tests or change your ACT test date.

Importantly, we'll also cover some reasons why you might cancel your ACT registration – and help you decide if canceling is truly the best move.

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What's the Highest Possible SAT Score?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 4, 2017 11:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Curious about what perfection looks like on the SAT, or about how many people get perfect scores every year? In this post, we'll show you what the highest possible score on the SAT is and how many raw points you need to rack up in each section to earn that score.

We'll also include tips and links to other more detailed articles for those aiming for that rare— but not impossible!—maximum SAT score.

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