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Boarding School Visits – What You Need to Know

Here’s what you need to consider when you visit boarding schools with your child.

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To Flex or Not to Flex?

As you may or may not know, there are two SSAT tests: the SSAT Standard Test and the SSAT Flex Test. Although there are different titles for these tests, do not let this confuse you. Both of these tests are the same and present the same material. The only difference is the flexibility in the […]

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Your Test and Your Confidence

To succeed on standardized tests, you need a certain level of confidence. This is true of most pursuits, but standardized testing is such a stressful and anxiety-producing venture that confidence in your abilities will make or break your score. Most students know the feeling of mid-test anxiety: you begin to worry about that answer that […]

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Approaching Test Day

Test day is tough, whatever the test. At least as important, though, is the time leading up to the big day. The right approach can make all the difference. 1) Take a break. Two or three days before your test date, give yourself a break and stop studying. Not only does cramming not work, but […]

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ISEE vs. SSAT: Which is the better choice for your child?

Just like the ACT and the SAT, the ISEE and SSAT exams are suitable for different types of students. This means one of the exams gives your child a slightly better advantage over the other. Finding out whether your child should take the ISEE or the SSAT is a very simple task once you familiarize […]

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SSAT Flex Testing

Wondering about SSAT Flex Testing? Check out our new video.

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Your SSAT Score Report

You took your SSAT, and you got your score report back. It’s a jumble of weird numbers and percentiles. What does it all mean? Well, it is important to properly understand your score report so you know which schools from which you have a realistic shot of gaining admission. Your score report will include your scaled […]

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Scores for Top 10 Boarding Schools

Here is the million dollar question: what score will I need to get into a top 10 boarding school? Well, Top Test Prep’s admissions experts have compiled a list of the top boarding schools in the country.  You can find our full list here: www.toptestprep.com/best-boarding-school-rankings. But, for your benefit, I will list the top 10 […]

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Registering for the SSAT

The first step in taking the SSAT is registering and finding out where to take it. You can take the SSAT at official test centers. These are usually private and independent schools in your area. You will have to register to take the SSAT at least three weeks before the test date to avoid late […]

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SSAT Dates

So you are planning on applying to private school, and you need to take the SSAT. When is it administered? The SSAT is generally administered 9 times per year. Registration for the 2014-2015 academic school year SSAT opens August 1st. The upcoming test dates are:   October 18, 2014 November 15, 2014 December 13, 2014 […]

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