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Hannah Muniz

Hannah received her MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. From 2013 to 2015, she taught English in Japan via the JET Program. She is passionate about education, writing, and travel.

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When Is the April ACT? Should You Take It?

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 11, 2021 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 March SAT? Should You Take It?

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 8, 2021 7:35:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

Ah, spring. While most students are already celebrating the coming end to the school year, others are busy studying for the March SAT. This raises a critical question: exactly who should take the March SAT? Should you? Or would another test date work better for you and your schedule?

Read on to learn when the upcoming March SAT is, when scores will be released online and to the colleges you chose, and the biggest pros and cons of this popular spring test date.

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Can You Take the ACT Test Online?

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM

ACT General Info, ACT Logistics

The ACT is an important college admissions test that has traditionally been administered on paper. But according to a press release by ACT, Inc., more and more students will soon be able to take the ACT in an online, computer-based format. So can you take the ACT online, or not?

Below, we go over who can (and will soon be able to!) take the ACT test online, what this computer ACT looks like, and the pros and cons of both the computer and paper versions of the ACT.

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What Is Conditional Admission? What Does It Mean for You?

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 23, 2021 4:30:00 PM

TOEFL

Every year, many international students receive conditional admission to colleges and universities across the U.S. But what is conditional admission exactly? And how can it benefit you?

In this article, we explain how the conditional admission process works for international students. We also give you a lengthy list of U.S. schools offering conditional acceptance as well as a few key tips on when to consider accepting or rejecting a conditional admission offer.

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College Waitlist: What Are Your Chances of Getting In?

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 18, 2021 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Getting waitlisted at a college certainly isn't a bad thing—your application was good enough to not get rejected!—but it's definitely an uncomfortable place to be. After all, when you're on the college waitlist, you don't know whether you'll be admitted or not, and that alone is anxiety-inducing.

Luckily, there are many things you can do to increase your odds of getting off a waitlist. In this article, we explain how the college waitlist works, what steps to take if you've been waitlisted, and how to raise your college waitlist chances so you can attend your dream school.

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The Best Algebra 1 Regents Review Guide 2021

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you a student at a public high school in New York State? Then you must pass a math Regents exam in order to graduate and get your diploma. One of these exams is Algebra 1 Regents, which tests your understanding of an array of algebra-related concepts and laws, from exponents and equations to functions and probability.

The next NYS Algebra regents exam will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 9:15 am.

Read on to learn exactly what the Algebra 1 Regents exam entails, what kinds of questions you can expect, what topics you should know, and how you can ensure you pass it.

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100 TOEFL Score: Is This Good? Schools You Can Get Into

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 9, 2021 4:21:00 PM

TOEFL

Need to take the TOEFL for school? Then you might be wondering whether a TOEFL 100 is a good score. Is 100 high enough to get you admitted to your schools? Or should you aim higher?

In this article, we'll discuss whether a TOEFL 100 is a good score and how competitive it is for undergraduate and graduate students. Then, we'll explain how important TOEFL scores are for admission before giving you tips on how to raise your 100 TOEFL score to 105 and 110.

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105 TOEFL Score: Is This Good? Schools You Can Get Into

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 9, 2021 4:10:00 PM

TOEFL

Need to take the TOEFL for school? Then you might be wondering whether a TOEFL 105 is a good score. Is 105 high enough to get you admitted to your schools? Or should you aim higher?

In this article, we'll discuss whether a 105 iBT TOEFL score is good and how competitive it is for undergraduate and graduate students. Then, we'll explain how important TOEFL scores are for admission before giving you tips on how to raise your TOEFL iBT 105 score to 110 and 115.

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79 TOEFL Score: Is This Good? Schools You Can Get Into

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 9, 2021 12:26:00 PM

TOEFL

Need to take the TOEFL for school? Then you might be wondering whether a TOEFL 79 is a good score. Is 79 high enough to get you admitted to your schools? Or should you aim higher?

In this article, we'll discuss whether a 79 iBT TOEFL score is good and how competitive it is for undergraduate and graduate students. Then, we'll explain how important TOEFL scores are for admission before giving you tips on how to raise your 79 TOEFL score to 80, 90, and even a perfect 120.

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PreACT Practice Tests: Where to Find Them and How to Prep

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM

ACT General Info, Other High School

Getting ready to take the PreACT? Then you might be wondering whether you should prep for it—and what resources you can use. Is there a PreACT practice test you can take? What kinds of PreACT resources does ACT, Inc. offer?

Keep reading to learn why it's a good idea to lightly prep for the PreACT, and get a comprehensive list of the best PreACT practice tests and materials you can use in your studying.

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Best College Acceptance Calculator: Learn Your Admission Chances

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Anyone who’s applied to college remembers the fear of getting that dreaded rejection letter. (For the record, I got two—and they both stung. A lot.) But what if you could calculate your chances of college acceptance before you applied? 

The good news is that you can! Our college acceptance calculator uses your GPA and SAT/ACT score to estimate your likelihood of getting accepted to a particular school. But aside from GPA and test scores, what other critical factors affect your chance of admission? Read on to learn what schools look for during the admission process as well as how you can raise your chance of acceptance by submitting a strong application.

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Harvard TOEFL Requirement: The Score You Need

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 4, 2021 6:24:00 PM

TOEFL

What's a good TOEFL score for Harvard? Is there a TOEFL Harvard minimum you must meet in order to qualify for admission as an undergraduate or graduate student? Who has to take the TOEFL?

In this guide, we go over the Harvard TOEFL requirement for each major department and look at how this minimum score varies depending on the program you're applying to. We then give you expert tips on what to do if you're struggling to meet the Harvard TOEFL score threshold.

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NYU TOEFL Requirement: The Score You Need

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 4, 2021 4:58:00 PM

TOEFL

What's a good TOEFL score for NYU? Is there a TOEFL NYU minimum you must meet in order to qualify for admission as an undergraduate or graduate student? Who has to take the TOEFL?

In this guide, we go over the NYU TOEFL requirement for each major department and look at how this minimum score varies depending on the program you're applying to. We then give you expert tips on what to do if you're struggling to meet the NYU TOEFL score threshold.

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MIT TOEFL Requirement: The Score You Need

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 4, 2021 12:13:00 PM

TOEFL

What's a good TOEFL score for MIT? Is there a TOEFL MIT minimum you must meet in order to qualify for admission as an undergraduate or graduate student? Who has to take the TOEFL?

In this guide, we go over the MIT TOEFL requirement for each major department and look at how this minimum score varies depending on the program you're applying to. We then give you expert tips on what to do if you're struggling to meet the MIT TOEFL score threshold.

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TOEFL Requirements for Colleges: What Score Do You Need?

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 3, 2021 4:53:00 PM

TOEFL

Many colleges and universities in the US maintain expectations of how high applicants' SAT and ACT scores should be. But what about the TOEFL? Are there TOEFL requirements for universities, too? The answer is yes—many US schools require international applicants to submit TOEFL scores. But the exact TOEFL score you'll need for admission ultimately depends on where you're applying.

In this article, we explain what good TOEFL scores for colleges are and give you a list of 64 popular US schools and their minimum TOEFL score requirements. We also teach you how to find minimum TOEFL scores for US universities and how to set a TOEFL goal score.

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