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Why Colleges Overweight the SAT and ACT

by Mark Greenstein. Founder and Lead Instructor of Ivy Bound Many competitive colleges now make one ACT or SAT score, taken on a single day, nearly equal in weight to a GPA earned over 3+ years. Fair or not, that is the system of the modern admissions process. At least four elements gird this overweighting…

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Take a Gap Year For Fulfillment and Success

By Michelle Ambrosio – Counselor, Education Excellence, and Mark Greenstein — Founder and Lead Instructor – Ivy Bound / Rising Stars  Reprinting allowed so long as contact information is given and a courtesy notice emailed to msg@ivybound.net.   Not a “13th floor”, but a foundation. Another anxious parent expressed a desire to see his son…

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The Appropriateness of Writing Prep for the SAT

Some students do not need to prep for the Writing. The University of California Schools, and about 60 other colleges will scrutinize the SAT I Writing scores for this year’s applicants. All but three of the colleges scrutinizing Writing are among the most competitive “top 100” universities (as ranked by USNews, about 50-60 NationalUniversities, and…

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