How to Stop Procrastinating on SAT and ACT Prep

How to Stop Procrastinating on SAT and ACT Prep The biggest barrier between incredible SAT and ACT scores might come as a surprise to some students. It's yourself! There's a marked difference between the test performance and score improvement of different students,...

ApplyTexas Essay Prompts

ApplyTexas Essay Prompts and How to Succeed with Them If you're applying to college in Texas, chances are you're familiar with ApplyTexas. There are several essay prompts, and different colleges and universities require different prompts, so be sure to check the...

The Best Universities in Europe: Oxford and Cambridge

Ever dreamed of going to college in Europe? You're not alone. Here are some of the best universities in Europe! Many students dream of traveling to Europe, but did you know it's possible to go to university there as well? There's such an obsession with American...

Perfect Scores Don’t Guarantee You Anything

Did you know that Ivy League colleges (and many others) routinely REJECT students with perfect test scores? It happens more often than you think. Here's a quote from a New York Times article in 2007: Harvard turned down 1,100 student applicants with perfect 800 scores...

The ACT “Curve” Explained

Is the ACT graded on a curve? Many students and parents don't know much about how the ACT is scored. Is there a fixed number of questions you need to get right in order to get a certain score, or does that number of questions vary from test to test? Is a 31 on one...

15 “Public Ivy” Colleges to Consider

15 "Public Ivy" Colleges to Consider Most people know of the Ivy League, the highly selective group of private colleges that have produced many of our nations greatest innovators. Not everyone's dying to go to a selective private college, however, and not everyone can...

Does Your ACT Essay Score Matter?

Your ACT Essay: Does It Matter? I've been a pro ACT prep tutor for years now, and I get all sorts of questions about the ACT Writing test (often called the "ACT Essay.") And, one of the most common questions I hear from parents and students is, "Does my ACT Essay...

Top 4 Apps to Help You Study for the SAT

Top 4 Apps for SAT Practice - 5 Minutes a Day Makes a World of Difference It's no secret that most teenagers spend an unhealthy, even ridiculous amount of time on their phones. Wouldn't it be nice if instead of scrolling mindlessly through Facebook or posting selfies...

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