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Know the score: Seniors reflect on cost of SAT preparation

Know the score: Seniors reflect on cost of SAT preparation

By Mimi Evans, Dougherty Valley HS, San Ramon, Calif.

October 13, 2014

Note: Student names have been changed. Oliver, a current senior, was singled out. His free diagnostic test indicated that he would already score over a 2100 on the SAT, and so he was placed in Elite’s SAT 2100 Plus Program. Unlike the Elite Boot Camp, in which students attend class four or fi...

‘The Perfect Score Project’ proves to be a must-have guide to the SAT

‘The Perfect Score Project’ proves to be a must-have guide to the SAT

By Shreya Mathur, Dublin HS, Dublin, Calif.

October 13, 2014

Wanting to fuel her son’s motivation to succeed, she plunges into the world of test prep -- 12 months, 7 SATs, and a goal to earn a perfect score while uncovering its secret path.

Don’t fret about the SATs

Don’t fret about the SATs

By Nina Henry, Pascack Valley HS, Hillsdale, N.J.

October 10, 2014

Every admissions officer I’ve ever talked to has said that there’s no hard and fast cut-off for admissible SAT scores, and some colleges don’t even look at SAT scores.