SAT / ACT Prep Online Guides and Tips

When Is the March SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 20, 2020 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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The Ultimate SAT Math Prep Guide: Tips, Formulas, and Practice

Posted by Courtney Montgomery | Mar 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM

SAT Math

It's entirely possible to train for the SAT Math section. The more you understand how it works, the better you'll perform on test day. Here, we'll give you absolutely everything you'll need to know to master SAT Math.

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Future Years' SAT Test Dates, Schedules, and Deadlines

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Mar 19, 2020 8:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Future SAT test dates are only confirmed less than a year in advance, but we at PrepScholar have done the hard work of looking at past test date patterns to predict future SAT test dates and registration deadlines.

For 2019-20, the official timetable is set in stone. But even though they're more uncertain, we can predict future years like 2021, 2022, and 2023 with decent confidence. These predictions have been updated in March 2020 to reflect the latest possible data.

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Ivy Day 2020: What Is It, When Is It, and What to Do Next

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 19, 2020 12:30:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

If you've applied or are currently applying to Ivy League schools, you've likely heard the phrase "Ivy Day." Ivy Day, or Ivy Admissions Day, is when all the Ivy League schools announce their admissions decisions for regular decision first-year applicants. This year, Ivy Day is March 26, 2020.

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect on Ivy Day, how to predict future Ivy Day dates, and what to do with your admissions decision(s) once Ivy Day is over.

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COVID-19 ACT Test Cancellations and What to Do Next

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 17, 2020 6:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the ACT has decided to cancel the April 4, 2020 ACT test date and reschedule it for June 13, 2020. This cancellation applies to all U.S. test takers

If you're impacted by this ACT test date cancellation, you're probably wondering what's next. Our experts are answering all of your frequently asked questions below. 

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BREAKING: SAT Test Date Changes for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 17, 2020 5:30:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus) has upended events across the world, and that includes upcoming SAT test dates. Some SAT test dates have been cancelled while the future of other test dates is up in the air, and it makes for a stressful situation for students who need to take the SAT to apply to college. Use this guide to learn the latest information on COVID-19 SAT cancellations, what you should do if you were registered for a cancelled exam, what steps the College Board is taking as a result of the cancellations, and what you should do while you're waiting to take the SAT.

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Historical ACT Percentiles for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015

Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Mar 16, 2020 4:00:00 PM

ACT General Info

Whether you're currently studying to take the ACT or took it in 2015-2019, you might be curious about how your ACT percentile compares to students who took the ACT in past years.

In this article, we'll go over what percentiles are, how percentiles work on the ACT, and why ACT percentiles matter. We also lay out ACT percentile charts for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 so you can see how your score compares to historical ACT scores.

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MIT vs Stanford: Which University Is Better?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Info

Are you struggling to decide between attending Stanford or MIT? Both are among the highest-ranked universities in the world, and both are particularly known for excellence in STEM programs. So how can you choose between them? In this guide, we compare MIT vs Stanford on a variety of key factors, in both a quick reference chart and in longer explanations. We then walk through the five questions you need to ask yourself in order to make the most well-informed decision and choose the school that’s best for you.

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What Is the ACT WorkKeys Test? How Can It Help You?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 8, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Did you think you were done taking the ACT once you got into college? Think again! There’s actually an exam created by ACT Inc. specifically designed for professionals, called ACT WorkKeys. What is this test? Who should take it? How can it benefit you? In this guide we answer all your questions about ACT WorkKeys and the National Careers Readiness Certificate so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your career.

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UC vs CSU: What’s the Difference? Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 3, 2020 4:00:00 PM

College Info

UC vs CSU: they might have similar letters, but they're definitely not the same thing! The University of California and the California State University are two highly regarded public university systems based throughout California. But what is the difference between UC and CSU? How are the UC and CSU schools different and how are they alike?

In this UC vs CSU guide, we give you a comprehensive comparison of Cal State vs UC and go over what these differences and similarities mean for you and your college choices. First, though, let’s take a look at what the UC schools and CSU schools actually are, starting with the UC system.

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Caltech vs MIT: Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Info

If you want to major in science, technology, or a related field, then you've likely heard of Caltech and MIT, two of the most prestigious technological institutes in the US. But is Caltech or MIT the better university? More importantly, which school will be a better fit for you?

In this complete Caltech vs MIT guide, we go over the main differences between Caltech and MIT, and introduce the critical factors you must consider when deciding whether Caltech or MIT is the right choice for you. But first, let’s look at what types of schools Caltech and MIT actually are.

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MIT vs Harvard: Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 2, 2020 6:00:00 PM

College Info

MIT and Harvard are two renowned institutions that consistently top national college ranking lists and are known for their premier academics, distinguished faculty, and vibrant communities. But which university is better: MIT or Harvard? More importantly, which is a better fit for you?

We give you a complete MIT vs Harvard comparison and introduce four essential factors you must consider to help you figure out which school is an ideal match for you. Before all that, though, let’s take a look at what types of schools MIT and Harvard actually are.

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Should You Take AP English Literature or AP English Language?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 1, 2020 8:30:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you considering taking an AP English class at some point during high school? You might have noticed that AP offers two English courses—AP English Literature and Composition and AP English Language and Composition. (Those titles are a mouthful, so we'll just refer to them as AP Literature and AP Language in this post.)

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Every AP Literature Practice Test Available: Free and Official

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Mar 1, 2020 8:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

When you're studying for your AP Literature Exam, you're going to want to use practice tests and questions to hone your skills. But where can you find AP literature practice tests? And are all practice exams equally useful for you? 

The real exam has 55 multiple-choice questions and three free-response questions, but there are practice tests with every conceivable number and combination of question types.

In this article, you'll learn where to find every official College Board AP English Literature and Composition practice exam, free unofficial tests, and paid practice test resources. You'll also find out which tests are high-quality and how you can best use different practice exams to fulfill your studying needs.

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Every AP Statistics Practice Test Available: Free and Official

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking the AP Statistics exam soon and want to make sure you're prepared? One of the best ways to measure your progress and figure out which areas you need to focus on is to take practice exams. There are a lot of AP Statistics practice exams available; however, some are higher-quality than others. Taking a poorly written practice exam can cause you to study the wrong things and give you an inaccurate picture of what the real AP exam will be like.

In this guide, I'll go over every AP Statistics practice test available, explain if and how you should use each one, and end with a schedule you can follow to help you incorporate practice tests into your study plans.

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