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The Best Way to Study for a Standardized Test

At the top of the New York Times website’s “Most Popular” list last week was not a story about protests in Cairo, tiger mothers, or the President’s State of the Union, but an article about the benefits of taking practice exams when studying for a standardized test. The article “To Really Learn, Quit Studying and […]

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New Writer At Top Test Prep!

Top Test Prep is excited to welcome a new writer on board for our Test Prep and Admissions, “The Insider’s Guide to Admissions”… __________ Jon B. attended the Derryfield School. Among his activities, he taught at an after-school program, Summerbridge, and playing on the Varsity Lacrosse term. In college he went on to pursue history, […]

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Colleges See Record Numbers of Applicants

Dartmouth, Harvard, Connecticut, Colby, Michigan, Macalaster, and Berkeley — the trend of rising application numbers for the class of 2015 has spread across the country and is setting record numbers at many schools. Applicants this year were seemingly undeterred by the slow economy and the rising cost of college. Ivies and traditionally selective schools saw significant […]

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Five FAFSA Filing Tips

After application submissions, who wants to fill out more forms? But with the new calendar year firmly established, taxes are on their way. Now is the perfect time to file paperwork for Federal Application for Financial Student Aid, or FAFSA, which is the form used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid and […]

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SAT & ACT Test Dates

Here are SAT exam and ACT exam test dates… Our recommendation is to take the SAT and ACT exams sooner than later. We’ve posted the SAT exam schedule and the ACT exam schedule and test dates below. Mark your calendars for these exams, and let us know if you need private tutoring for the SAT […]

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How to Choose the Best Extracurricular Activities During High School

In the college admissions process, test scores, grades, and academic records are steadfast pillars of measure. But students also have a few opportunities to come off of the paper and out of the numbers. Adding dimension to applications will create a more memorable applicant. While essays and interviews demonstrate writing talent and personality, extracurriculars (ECs) […]

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Studere, Contendere, Vincere: Top 5 Reasons To Learn A Little Greek And Latin

  “Studere, contendere, vincere – studying, striving, conquering.” Learning a little Latin and Greek might seem like embarking on an extraneous endeavor when preparing for a test, but the benefits abound. Deciding to research etymology does not mean signing up for a new course or major, either. Here are the top five reasons to spend […]

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4 Ways To Cope While Waiting For A Decision

Waiting for college admission decisions can be stressful. Deadlines for regular admission to most schools – graduate and undergraduate – have closed. The culmination of months of writing essays, taking tests, filling forms and asking for recommendations has passed. After focused effort and studying for tests, sending in applications can feel like an anticlimactic false […]

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New Writer for Top Test Prep!

We’re so happy to let our readers know that we’ve added a new writer for our “Insider’s Guide to Admissions” blog. Marta Casey has joined our team as a writer extraordinaire! I’ve known Marta since our days at NMH School where she tried her best to teach me how to ski. Though I may not […]

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How to Get into the Best Schools

Here’s our latest video on “How to Get into the Best Schools” with Top Test Prep’s private tutoring and admissions counseling programs. Top Test Prep helps hundreds of families each year get into top private schools, colleges and grad schools, with admissions and test preparation. For more information, call (800) 501-Prep or visit Top Test […]

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