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Navigating College Admission Tests



Wednesday, September 18th, 6–7pm


The Grand Auditorium


The leaders at Compass Education Group are asked to speak at over 200 high schools every year. Join other BGA families for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.

Hear the latest key insights on the following and more:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • Test scores’ role and weight in college admissions
  • Why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing
  • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep


Prior to joining the Compass team, Matt Steiner obtained an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. They have a decade of experience in the field of test preparation, working as both an instructor and administrator for multiple tutoring firms. Matt is a guest lecturer for the college counseling certificate programs at UCSD, UCLA, and UCI Extension. In their writing, teaching, and public speaking, Matt endeavors to build transparency and calm around college admission tests.

Sign up for Practice Tests

BGA will administer a FREE ACT diagnostic test for students in the 10th and 11th grade. The test results are invaluable in helping the BGA college counselors and Compass directors to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.


Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 AM


The ACT Practice Test will be administered in the Harlin Student Center.


    Student First and Last Name:*

    Parent First and Last Name:*

    Student Email Address:*

    Parent Email Address:*

    Graduating Class Year:*

    Parent Phone Number:*

    Test Type:*

    Timing Accommodations:*


    If "Other" please specify:*

    *All fields are required.

    Schedule a Consultation

    After attending our presentation and/or completing a practice test, you probably have more specific questions about your admission testing plan. Contact a Compass director to get personalized insight into which test you favor (SAT or ACT), build a successful testing calendar, and determine goals for preparation.

      Student First Name*

      Student Last Name*

      Parent First Name*

      Parent Last Name*

      Parent Email*


      Graduation Year*

      Preferred Days and Times*

      *All fields are required.

      The Compass Resource Center

      Download the latest version of…

      The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing

      …in our comprehensive Resource Center. Get answers to the most important questions, including:

      • How important are your test scores?
      • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
      • What does ‘test optional’ really mean?
      • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
      • How strong are your PSAT scores?
      • Should you take SAT Subject Tests?