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5 Ways to Find Scholarships

Scared by the price tag of a school? Don’t take the first number as the final number. Tuition costs can be heavy on a family, but there are many options available through loans, grants, and scholarships. Here are five of the best ways to look for money when applying to school – at any level. […]

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Perfect SAT and ACT Exam Scores

Here’s some information on what happens when students get a perfect SAT or ACT exam score at Top Test Prep. While it’s a challenge to get a perfect score, it’s possible. As a test prep company, we want every student to improve their SAT and ACT scores, and strive for the best. The Top Test […]

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Should You Ever Decline An Interview?

For admission to most programs at top colleges an interview is an optional part of the application. Some college’s say that they want to interview all candidates, while others say that it won’t affect your application negatively if you choose not to interview. It is typically only those who are applying to programs such as […]

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Resume and Application Booster: Spring Break Ideas

Whatever your stage of school, spring break is usually a greatly anticipated hiatus. Using spring break as a time to complete a project or readjust and prepare for the next season can both reenergize you and add distinction to your resume and future applications. Alternative spring break ideas have been gaining more and more value […]

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How Many Times Should You Take the SATs: An Alternative Approach

The SAT… this once humble test has risen to be the great beast to be slayed in college admissions. Yet, knowing the fear these tests strike in high schools everywhere, colleges say, “Hey, take it as many times as you want! We’ll just count the best score!” Sounds great, right? After all, life would be […]

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Superscoring – 3 Points to Consider

Punxsutawney Phil poked his head out on Groundhog Day and declared an early spring. But even if he’s wrong, spring is around the corner, which means SAT and ACT tests are in only a few weeks. You may have taken one – or both – of the tests already. But what if you rocked the […]

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How Do SAT and ACT Test Scores Compare?

Many students want to know how their scores would compare between the SAT and ACT exams. The SAT and ACT test prep team at Top Test Prep have prepared this helpful image for you to download in better understanding your SAT and ACT scores.   Top Test Prep is a leader in the standardized test […]

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Getting to the Root of It: 5 Quick Steps to Learn a Little Latin and Greek

A few posts back, we talked about the benefits of Latin and Greek and how learning a little of either language can boost vocabulary scores and build a great base for pre-law or pre-med students. Every major standardized test you encounter will assess your vocabulary repertoire and comprehension in some way. But few schools actually […]

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How Much Should A School’s Reputation Play Into Your College Decision?

Tuesday, I talked about Malcolm Gladwell’s article on college rankings, as well as my own opinion of their importance. My takeaway: at the very least rankings can be a decent measure of a school’s current reputation. So then how heavy should a school’s reputation weigh in one’s college decision? Let’s consider a hypothetical scenario. You […]

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Fewer SAT II Subject Test Requirements – Should You Still Take Three?

For many years, top colleges required not only SAT or ACT scores, but SAT Subject Test scores, too. The general rule was that competitive schools required three SAT IIs. Last year, Princeton reduced its three subject test requirement to two. This year Harvard and Georgetown – the last institutions to require three subject tests – both dropped […]

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