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Ivy Bound Ascent: Free Parent Webinar

Becoming an Ivy Bound client offers you test prep guidance at a level that no other firm offers, right at your fingertips. Parents who have taken advantage of our newsletters and conference calls continually express their gratitude to us for helping their children improve their test scores. We stay on top of College Admissions in…

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Taking The SAT Early Is Essential

For certain parents, this is the most important article I’ve ever written. You are the ones with not-so-strong high school sophomores and juniors, but you’d like to see them at a good 4-year college. You have been told that “taking the SAT early is only for the top students in the class”. If this didn’t…

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The Prep School Transition (Grades 9 – 12)

In your new school, you will make new friends. We caution that it is a lot harder to make friends when entering after 10th grade. 9th and 10th see loads of students starting anew together. The fall varsity athlete who transfers to begin 11th grade will gain an instant group of chums; other 11th graders…

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Private Schooling For 9 – 12

The Good and Not-So-Good on College Admissions Are prep school students more qualified for admission to top colleges? Generally, yes. (The competitive admissions process at prep schools weeds out less meritorious students.) Does that hurt when 20 highly-qualified candidates from the same small prep school apply to be admitted to the same elite college? Yes….

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Don’t Use a First ACT for “Practice”

Parents hear varying advice from fellow parents and even from counselors. More and more we hear this not-so-helpful advice:”Take the ACT first for practice, to see where you stand.” Please don’t heed this!   The ACT makes many past tests available with which students can practice.  Furthermore, prep firms offer practice sessions, using real ACTs,…

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