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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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Guaranteed Scholarships Based on SAT/ACT Scores

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Aug 15, 2021 12:00:00 PM

SAT/ACT Score Target, College Admissions

Maybe you've taken the SAT or ACT and got a really good score, but you aren't sure how to get the most money out of it. Or maybe you haven't taken the SAT or ACT yet but are wondering how important the tests really are. One way you can make the most of your score is by finding guaranteed SAT scholarships or guaranteed ACT scholarships.

In this post, we'll show you some of the scholarships for high SAT scores and scholarships for high ACT scores that you can get. You can earn thousands of dollars in scholarships based just on your test scores. Curious to see how? We'll show you where you can get scholarships based on ACT scores and scholarships based on SAT scores.

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

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Aug 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

SAT Logistics, ACT Logistics, College Admissions

When's the latest you can take the SAT or ACT if you're submitting an early decision college application? You might be surprised by how late some colleges accept SAT and ACT scores—and how early others require them!

Read on to find out the latest dates on which you can take the SAT and ACT, and get specific dates for top colleges.

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

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Aug 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM

SAT Logistics, ACT Logistics, College Admissions

If you have been putting off the ACT/SAT or are hoping to retake one, you need to know when you can take your last test so that your scores will arrive at your schools in time. In other words, when is the very latest you can take the SAT or ACT for your college applications?

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

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Colleges Requiring All SAT Scores Sent: Complete List

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Aug 7, 2021 8:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT Strategies

Are you putting together your college application list? One factor you might not have considered is which schools require you to send your entire SAT testing record. Unfortunately, you can't always hide your rotten SAT scores! So if you have some less-than-stellar scores, you might avoid (or at least think carefully) before applying to those schools.

We have a complete list of which schools require your complete SAT testing record. Read on for this list as well as exclusive advice for applying to these schools.

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AP Test Dates 2022: Complete Calendar

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Aug 1, 2021 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Looking for the 2022 AP exam dates? We have the complete 2022 AP test dates as well as advice for getting through the busy May exam season. Keep reading to stay on top of your 2021-2022 study schedule and to get tips for dealing with the stress of endless AP tests!

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What's Better for You: IB or AP? College Expert Guide

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 3, 2021 2:30:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs are both high school programs that offer college-level courses and the opportunity to earn college credit.

So what's the difference between AP and IB? Does one look more impressive than the other? Which will improve your odds of getting into a top school the most? We will introduce you to both programs and explain which one will look more impressive on your college applications.

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How to Send AP Scores to Colleges

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 28, 2021 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?

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 25, 2021 10:30:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

 

If you have started high school recently or are 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 earn college credit by passing AP exams. But how do these classes work exactly?

Read on for our guide to AP courses and learn how these special classes can get you ahead.

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How Long Are AP Exams? AP Test Experts

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 9, 2021 5:30:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking AP classes this year and wondering how long AP tests are? Or maybe you are thinking about taking AP classes in the future, and you're curious about how long AP exams are and what they're like.

In this post, we break down the typical length and structure of AP tests and give you tips on dealing with fatigue during the test. We'll use some of the most popular tests as examples, including the AP English tests, Biology, AB Calculus, and US History. But we'll also give tips and advice that will help you for any AP test.

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

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Oct 30, 2020 3:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

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

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

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What Is the PSAT 10? Complete Guide

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Apr 5, 2020 4:00:00 PM

PSAT Info and Strategies

Most high school students have heard of the PSAT NMSQT—aka the practice SAT that doubles as a qualifying exam for the National Merit competition. Fewer have heard of the PSAT 10, which is a version of the PSAT designed specifically for sophomores.

What exactly is the PSAT 10, and why should you consider taking it? Learn all about it here.

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Should You Take the PSAT 10 or PSAT NMSQT?

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Apr 5, 2020 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 to Register for AP Tests and Classes

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 22, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Wondering how to register for AP classes and tests? Get a complete guide to AP registration here—even if you're homeschooled or your local school doesn't have the AP program.

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What Is the IB Program, and What Are IB Classes?

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 22, 2020 1:30:00 PM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

One factor some students consider when choosing a high school is whether it has an International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Often compared with the Advanced Placement (AP) program, the IB program allows students to take college-level courses while in high school.

So what is International Baccalaureate? What is the IB Program and an IB Diploma, and why are IB classes worth taking? In this article, we introduce all things IB, including the Diploma requirements and features of the exams. We also explain whether you have to get an IB Diploma in order to earn college credit for your IB classes.

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How Much Do AP Tests Cost?

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 22, 2020 9:47:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Curious about how much it costs to take an AP Test? Learn here how much your AP exams are going to cost you in 2019-2020. We'll also cover how to get financial aid if you need it. So read on for maximum AP test cost saving!

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