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BREAKING: AP Exam Changes for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 24, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

The COVID-19 coronavirus is causing massive changes to the 2019/2020 school year, and one of those changes is how AP exams will be taken this spring. The College Board has made recent updates to the 2020 AP exams, and you can find everything you need to know about them in this guide. We cover if/how the AP exams will be taken, if colleges will still accept these scores, and how you can prepare for the exams with digital resources.

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When is the May SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Mar 23, 2020 7:51:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

May is a busy month for students with end of year exams, sports, and activities, but there is one more thing you might want to consider: taking the May SAT in your junior year. Taking the May SAT can help you boost your score and be competitive for early action or early decision at your top schools.

In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know about the May 2021 SAT, including registration deadlines, how to register, and when your scores can be expected to come out. We'll also go over some pros and cons to help you decide if this is the right test date for you.

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When Do ACT Scores Come Out? ACT Score Release Schedule

Posted by Allen Cheng | Mar 23, 2020 6:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

You've taken the ACT and are now waiting for your scores. This can be a tense time, but knowing when exactly to expect your ACT results can help you plan ahead.

When do ACT scores come out exactly? In this article, find out when your test scores will become available, how to get your ACT results as fast as possible, and what to do once you have them.

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How Long Does It Take to Get ACT Scores Back?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 23, 2020 5:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

After you take the ACT, the anticipation isn't over! Now, you have to wait to get your scores. While the scores aren't available immediately, you don't actually have to wait too long to see your scores or have them sent to colleges.

This guide will go over when you can expect to see your ACT scores for each test date, as well as the differences in score release dates for students who took the ACT with Writing.

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When Is the April ACT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 23, 2020 3:00:00 PM

ACT General Info


If you're planning to take the ACT in the spring, you might be wondering: should you take the April ACT? Or will you be better off taking the ACT on a different test date?

In this article, we cover everything you need to know about the April ACT, including when the exam is, whether your scores will get to your schools in time, and the pros and cons of taking the ACT in April.

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When Is the Next ACT Test Date?

Posted by Allen Cheng | Mar 23, 2020 3:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

Here's the most updated info on when the next ACT test is happening and when you have to register.

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When Is the Next SAT Test Date?

Posted by Allen Cheng | Mar 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

Here's a guide on when the next SAT test is happening and deadlines for signing up.

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Future Years' ACT Test Dates: 2020, 2021, and Beyond

Posted by Justin Berkman | Mar 22, 2020 8:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

Future ACT dates are only confirmed a little more than a year in advance, but at PrepScholar, we've researched patterns from previous testing years to predict future ACT test dates.

The ACT test dates for 2019-20 have been officially released, but I'll also provide the confirmed and likely dates for 2020-21 and 2021-22. From the data we've looked at, we can predict these dates with a fair degree of confidence.

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Where to Find the Best DBQ Examples

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Mar 22, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

One of the best ways to prepare for the DBQ (the "document-based question" on the AP European History, AP US History, and AP World History exams) is to look over sample questions and example essays. Doing this will help you to get a sense of what makes a good (and what makes a bad) DBQ response.

That said, not all DBQ essay examples are created equal. I’ll briefly cover what makes a good DBQ example and then provide a list of example essays by course. Lastly, I’ll give you some helpful tips on how to best use sample essays in your own preparation process.

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How Long Does It Take to Get SAT Scores Back?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 22, 2020 5:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Don't you wish you could find out how you scored on the SAT right after you finish taking the test? Or maybe you'd like to forget all about it and pretend it never happened (better luck next time)!

Either way, your wait time for your SAT scores will be the same: somewhere between two and six weeks. This article fills you in on all the details of SAT score reporting and offers some advice for what to do once you get your scores.

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When Do SAT Scores Come Out? SAT Score Release Schedule

Posted by Allen Cheng | Mar 22, 2020 1:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

The SAT score release dates are always tense for students. Did you get the score you were aiming for? Do you have to take the SAT again? Checking scores immediately when they come out gives you the most time to plan ahead.

In this article, find out when you'll receive your SAT score report depending on your test date, and learn the fastest way to check your SAT score.

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What Is a For-Profit College? Every For-Profit University in the US

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Info

With so many colleges to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out which school will be an ideal fit for you. Most US colleges are nonprofit schools committed to educational quality. But have you heard of for-profit colleges? What is a for-profit college exactly, and how does it differ from nonprofit colleges?

In this guide, we give you the for-profit colleges definition and go over why for-profit universities have such a bad reputation in the world of education. We then give you a complete list of for-profit colleges in the US.

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SSAT Test Dates: Complete Guide to Choosing (2019, 2020)

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Other High School

When are the upcoming SSAT test dates? How often is this test administered? Students hoping to attend private schools often need to take the SSAT, and since this test is only given a few times a year, it's important to know the upcoming SSAT test dates so you can register early enough to ensure you get a spot.

In this guide, we provide you with a chart of the upcoming SSAT test dates, which makes it easy to see when you can take the test and when you need to register for it. We also give tips on test fees, explain what to expect on test day, and offer advice on when you should take the SSAT.

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Which Colleges Require the SAT Essay? Complete List

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT Essay

Planning to take the SAT? Before you sign up, you need to decide whether you're going to take the test with or without the optional Essay. How should you pick? Well, some colleges require that you apply with the SAT with Essay; others don't care whether you submit an SAT score with or without the Essay.

In this article, I'll provide you with a complete list of colleges that require or recommend taking the SAT with the Essay.

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ACT Registration Dates and Deadlines (2019, 2020)

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

To ensure you have a solid ACT study plan, you must first familiarize yourself with ACT registration dates. What and when are the most important ACT deadlines? How can knowing these deadlines benefit you as a test taker?

In this article, we go over upcoming ACT registration dates and examine the general patterns of ACT registration deadlines. We also discuss the differences in deadlines for late registration, standby registration, and changes to your test reservation before wrapping up with a look at how you can use ACT deadlines to your advantage.

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