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Adversity Score No More: Meet the SAT "Landscape"!

Worried about the new SAT Adversity Score and how it affects your testing strategy? Well, here’s an update you need: it’s been replaced by a new College Board innovation that affects your college applications, but differently. Meet the Landscape…and let me brief you on what it is and what it means for you.

Summer's Over: It's Time to Get Serious About Studying Again

No matter what year you are in high school, if you're anything like my students, now is the time for a wake-up call: summer vacation is's time to get serious about testing and the college process again! I'm breaking down the year ahead for every grade level!

National Merit Scholar Finalist? Now you can validate your score with the ACT!

If you’re a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program, you used to have the SAT forced on you. But big news: you can now validate your qualifying PSAT score with an ACT score! Let me explain how that impacts the testing decisions of high-achieving students.

"Should I Cancel My SAT or ACT Score?"

There are new and helpful options for how to cancel your SAT or ACT score. But don’t get carried away, because there’s a really important question you should ask yourself before you take advantage of them: SHOULD you cancel your score? Let me walk you through the decision the way I’ve helped my students tackle it.

What's the SAT Adversity Score?

If you follow testing and college-process news, you may have heard of the SAT’s new “Adversity Score.” But what is it, really? And how will it affect YOUR testing strategy? I’m breaking it down for you.

How To Find Your Organizing Principle (Even Without A Helpful Giraffe)

So you know you need an Organizing Principle to show your dream school who you are…but how do you find yours? Especially on your own? I’m giving you a road map to articulating the hidden sense of self that will help you show colleges who you are.