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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 | Aug 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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 AP tests will be easiest for you!

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Complete List of AP Courses and Tests

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jul 25, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)


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

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Average AP Scores for Every AP Exam

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jul 24, 2018 9:30:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)


Taking an AP class this year? You might be wondering about average AP scores or what good AP scores are for certain classes. Or if you are thinking about taking AP exams in the future, you might want to know which exams have the highest passing rates.

In this post, we will break down the average score for each AP test, as well as the average passing rate. We will also show you how to interpret this info and how to use it to make decisions about your schedule.

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These Are the Hardest AP Classes and Tests for You

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jul 18, 2018 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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Most Important Themes in Great Gatsby, Analyzed

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Book Guides

Need to write about a theme for a Great Gatsby assignment or just curious about what exactly a theme is? Not sure where to start? Learn here what a theme is, what the main themes in The Great Gatsby are, and what the best tips for writing about themes for your English/Language Arts class essays are.

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Complete Guide: Which Schools Use the Common Application?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 7, 2018 10:30:00 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 more than 750 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 2018-19 academic year.

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Which Colleges Require All ACT Scores Sent?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 7, 2018 8:30:00 AM

ACT Logistics

Wondering which colleges require you to send all your ACT scores when you apply? We have a list here of the most popular schools that require all scores, as well as a guide to looking up this information for any school in the country. Read on to learn which colleges want to see your entire ACT testing history.

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Should You Take the PSAT 10 or PSAT NMSQT?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

PSAT Info and Strategies

The two tests are very similar, but not identical. So which one should you take?

Back in my day (when dinosaurs roamed the earth), there was just one version of the PSAT, a.k.a. the Practice SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. But now, the College Board has multiple versions of the PSAT, including the PSAT NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) and the PSAT 10.

So what are the differences between the two tests? And which one should you take? Read on for an exclusive guide.

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How You Can Get ACT Accommodations: Complete Guide

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 1, 2018 2:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics


On the ACT, students with disabilities or other conditions might need accommodations, such as extra time or frequent breaks. But how do you get accommodations like ACT extra time?

This in-depth guide will teach you about the process of applying for accommodations and which accommodations are most common. You want to do your best on the ACT—disability or other condition aside—so read on to learn about how to get the ACT accommodations you need.

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AP Test Dates 2019: Complete Calendar

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 30, 2018 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)


Looking for the 2019 AP exam dates? We have the complete 2019 AP test dates as well as advice for getting through the busy May exam season. Keep reading to stay on top of your 2018-19 study schedule and to get tips for dealing with the stress of endless AP tests!

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When Are the 2015 AP Test Dates?

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 23, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you took an AP test back in 2015, you might be wondering when exactly you took that exam. Or perhaps you just want to know how AP test dates change each year. Check out our table below to get the AP test dates for 2015, and read on for our exclusive tips and advice for prepping for AP tests—no matter what year you take the tests.

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How to Send AP Scores to Colleges

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you've taken AP exams, you might be wondering how to send AP scores to colleges. How do you ensure that colleges get your AP scores? Is it possible to send official AP score reports?

Here, we give you a complete guide that goes over how to send AP scores, which colleges want to see these scores with your applications, and how you can save money on sending scores. 

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What Are AP Classes? Why Should You Take Them?

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 15, 2018 10:30:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)


If you’ve started high school recently, or if you're due to start soon, you might be wondering, "What are AP classes?" You might have heard that they are extra-advanced or that you can get college credit from them. But how does it work?

If you’ve been wondering what AP tests are and how they can help you, read on for our guide to AP courses and learn how they can get you ahead.

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How to Study for the Math Olympiad: AMC 10/AMC 12

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 8, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Other High School

Have you ever wondered what it would take to represent America at the International Math Olympiad? Or maybe you’re a strong math student who is wondering what opportunities are available to you outside the classroom?

In this article, we'll answer all your Math Olympiad questions! We’ll explain what it takes to qualify for the International Math Olympiad and how to ace the qualifying tests – the AMC 10 and AMC 12.

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What Is a College Legacy? What If You're Not a Legacy?

Posted by Halle Edwards | May 7, 2018 7:30:00 PM

College Admissions

Many high school students are curious about what it means to be a college legacy. Exactly who counts as a legacy? How much does it help you when it comes to admissions? And what if you’re not a legacy? In this article, we discuss what a college legacy is, which top schools favor legacies, and what you should do—regardless of whether or not you’re a legacy!

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