College Entrance Exams

College Entrance Exams

Free SAT, ACT and PSAT Testing During Test Fest

Princeton Review LogoMarch is The Princeton Review’s National Test Fest, and to celebrate, they’re offering free practice college-entrance exams. Taking a practice test not only gives you the opportunity to get familiar with the test format, it also can help you figure out where you need improvement and how to best prepare for the actual exam.

The Princeton Review also offers high school students an evaluation tool to help them determine if they will do better on the ACT or SAT. Called The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA), it helps you make the most of your options as more and more colleges and universities accept both exam scores.

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Princeton Review Coupon for SAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE and More

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College entrance and grad school exams are a thorn in the side of any college-bound student. But no matter how much you don’t want to take them, your desire to score well should be higher. The Princeton Review has long been a respected resource for students, as they offer top-notch study prep courses for a variety of exams.

princeton reviewEvery day, when you visit this page at The Princeton Review, readers receive a special 10% discount on a number of online and classroom prep courses. Also, for online resources, books and tips on GRE exam preparations, visit ExamGenius – they hold a wide collection of books reviewed in detail that will help first timers and those planning to retake the exam. LSAT and other examination books are available too.

During September, that discount has been extended to save $150 on SAT on ACT Essentials courses (9/1/09-/30/09), and save $250 on MCAT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE classroom or LiveOnline Courses (9/1/09-10/1/09).

The standard 10% discount, available here, is applicable to the following exams:


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The End of SAT Test Requirements for College Admissions

Thousands of students fear the morning when they have to wake up at 7:00 a.m., go to a designated testing site, and sit in a cold room for more than four hours, taking the SAT. It’s a long, hard test, and your score determines which colleges will accept you.exam

Or, at least it used to.

Now, thanks to a movement among some of the highest ranked colleges and universities, submitting your SAT score is optional. This is the SAT-Optional Movement and anti-SAT-enthusiasts have been singing its praises. More than 800 institutes are now test-optional, which means that students do not have to submit their SAT scores in order to be accepted. Some of these include These include Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and George Mason. Read the rest of this entry »

Kaplan Test Prep $300 Coupon for SAT, ACT and PSAT Courses

kaplan test prepAny high school student considering college needs to make sure that scoring well on college entrance exams is at the top of their priority list. These exams are one of the first steps to consider when preparing for college during high school. The SAT and the ACT are the two entrance exams that schools request scores for; depending on where you apply, one or both may be required. (Although more than 800 schools are eliminating SAT scores.)

If you’re ready to get a good SAT score, then consider Kaplan. This is the go-to resource for college exam preparation. They’ll provide students with all the information and guidance necessary to not only get through test day, but score well.

Through July 31, 2009, when you enroll in a Kaplan comprehensive course for PSAT, SAT or ACT, you’ll receive a $300 discount.

Save $300 on SAT, ACT, PSAT Tutoring, Small Group Tutoring, Classroom Courses, and Live Online Courses

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Kaplan Test Prep $100 Coupon for Summer

For students preparing to take college entrance exams, Kaplan is a fairly familiar name. Kaplan is the go-to resource for test prep. If you or your child is planning to take one of these tests soon, consider Kaplan before you need your number two pencils.

Ongoing Save $100 on Kaplan Classroom prep courses

This summer, Kaplan is offering a $100 discount on the following test prep classroom courses:

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The Dreaded Number Game

Unfortunately, one of the biggest parts of a college’s application and acceptance process is something known to many of my friends as “The Number Game,” and I’m sure that many of you can take a guess that this refers to the ever-so-exciting standardized tests. For some, standardized test refers to only the ACT or the SAT, but for other it’s also means SAT IIs, AP tests, and IB tests.

Quite a few students wait until the beginning of their senior year to take there ACTs/SATs while IB tests are junior and senior year and the SAT IIs and AP tests can take place any year you elect to take them. For me, I decided to get a head start on my ACTs/SATs.

I decided to take a practice round of each test at the beginning of my second semester of junior year (I believe in February). While I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my SAT score of 1760 (out of 2400) I was very pleased with my 30 (out of 36) on my ACT! After giving it some thought, I decided to retake both. June 7th was the test day for the SAT and only a week later, on the 14th, I had to take my ACT. I studied for both, mostly the SAT, hoping that my studying would pay off. After the grueling 4 week wait to receive my scores I was pleased to see my SAT score go up to an 1850, but even more excited about the fact I got a 31 on my ACT!

TSAT Study Bookhis improvement in both my scores show that proper preparation for standardized tests does pay off. So for those of you that are worried or stressing over standardized testing, don’t! Just be sure, that if you are nervous, to prepare yourself properly. The best way to study for these types of tests is to familiarize yourself with the format of the tests by using practice tests. You can find all types of study aids at any book store and most are in the $20-$30 range (depending on how much study material is in the aid).

A great way to prepare for the SAT is to take the PSAT if your school offers it. The PSAT is the Pre-SAT, a much shorter version that familiarizes you with the format of the SAT and also gives an accurate score as to what you will receive on your SAT. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are eligible for taking this test. I was forced to take it, but taking it definately helped me in the long run!

SAT IIs are much similar to AP tests. Both test only in a certain subject area and can help with placement during your freshman year of college. While AP is more likely to earn you credits, the SAT IIs are more so used for placement. I took the Literature SAT II and scored 610 (out of 800) and Mathematics level 2, scoring 690 (out of 800).

There are also many study aids available for these tests. But know that while the SAT tests your reasoning ability, the SAT IIs are more like the ACT in the sense that they test your knowledge of a certain subject. SAT IIs are not required, but most colleges, but some do require you to take them. Or if you are looking at a school that “recommends” them, that’s just saying that you should take them, only in a much nicer way!

So don’t let the numbers game scare you! With proper preparation, you can beat any test that comes your way!


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