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10 tips on how to own! the SAT

Sep 30, 2014 11:12:00 AM

1. Prepare, prepare, prepare!

A typical approach is to try to cram in as much information as possible in the few weeks leading up to the test. This might result in a modest score increase but the best way to make sure you understand the types of questions you will be asked - and how you need to answer them - is to study a little bit each week for an entire year (or more, if you are feeling ambitious!). 

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Topics: SAT & ACT

College admissions: Should I apply early?

Sep 22, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Applying to college early has become a very popular option over the past few decades. According to the College Board, about 450 colleges in the US now offer early application programs. There are a few different types of early application plans available, some of which bind you to the school and some that allow you to explore other options. So what is the benefit of applying early and are there circumstances where a student shouldn't apply to college early? 

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Topics: College Planning

SAT vs ACT: Which test should you take?

Sep 16, 2014 11:06:00 AM

The SAT and ACT are standardized tests that allow colleges to compare you to other students. In some cases, schools are dropping these tests as a requirement for admissions but most schools require one or the other. Some schools even use your test scores to evaluate whether or not you are eligible for a merit-based scholarship. The ACT tends to be more popular with public schools and schools in the Midwest and South. The SAT is the more common requirement at private schools and colleges on the east and west coasts. The most important factor in determining which test you should take is which test the schools you are applying to require. Some students may end up having to take both tests. 

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Topics: SAT & ACT

Rising seniors and college visits

Sep 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

If you are now a senior in high school looking to pursue a college education, you undoubtedly visited some college campuses over the summer. But how can you make the most out of your college visits and learn what you need to decide if the college is the right fit for you? Follow this guide:

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Topics: College Planning

Selecting Colleges: 4 ways to help your child decide

Sep 8, 2014 1:59:00 PM

Deciding on the perfect college to go to is no doubt an arduous task. As the new academic year begins, seniors across Rhode Island will be narrowing down their college options and refining their college lists into a set of 6-8 schools to apply to. How can you help your child make the right decision on where to apply? 

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Topics: College Planning

5th Annual College Fair September 17, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 9:06:00 AM

Fair can help students choose schools wisely

The College Planning Center of Rhode Island has teamed up with the Pawtucket Red Sox for the 5th year in a row to host a college fair at McCoy Stadium on September 17, 2014 from 6pm - 8pm. At the fair, students will have the opportunity to speak with college representatives and learn about the academic culture of individual colleges. Over 100 colleges from all across the Northeast are expected to attend.

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Topics: College Planning