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Test-Optional Admission Secrets

To me, the most fascinating revelation from the court case that for now has banned the University of California from using SAT and ACT scores in this admission cycle is how the UC schools, which had already gone “test-optional,” were evaluating applicants under a “test-optional” admissions model.¹ Without the court

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Gap Between Grades and SAT/ACT Scores

Instead of writing a typical post, I am providing a link to a podcast in which Brian Eufinger, co-founder of Edison Prep in Atlanta, GA, breaks down how and why some students can get seemingly good grades and then get surprisingly low SAT or ACT scores.

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The SAT’s New Adversity Score

Equality of opportunity and equity (fairness) of outcome are desirable.  The SAT’s adversity score, however, is a misguided attempt at achieving this equality of opportunity and, in some cases, will work against equity of outcome. 

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For Successful College Acceptance

So as December 15th rolls around and most are preparing for the holidays, December has a different meaning to the high school senior. On or around December 15th is that fateful day when your early decision email should arrive.  Are you in? Are you done? Are you deferred or, even worse,

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How to Choose the Right College

Choosing a college is not simple, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. Here at Summit Prep we are most focused on understanding who your child is and helping them find a great “fit.”

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Test-Optional Schools: How “Optional” Are They?

Last week, the University of Chicago announced that they are becoming “test-optional.”  In other words, they will allow but no longer require domestic applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission consideration.  This news comes rather unexpectedly from one of the most selective schools in the country, and immediately

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