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Are AP Courses Still Necessary?

June 25, 2018
Written by Taylor

With more and more students amassing high numbers of AP courses on transcripts and taking the corresponding AP exams, the most elite high schools in the country are questioning whether these tests truly help to differentiate top college applicants from their peers anymore.

How to Compare ACT and SAT Scores

June 19, 2018
Written by Taylor

The College Board and the ACT recently released updated concordance tables that allow students and families to compare scores across the new version of the SAT and the ACT. These are the first comparison charts produced jointly by the testing organizations, as the previous tables shared here and elsewhere were created by the College Board alone.

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