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Yale Returns To Testing. Why and Who’s Next?

| Admissions, College Admission Requirements, For Students | No Comments
While (another) Ivy League test-requirement decision directly pertains to a relatively small pool of ultra-high achievers, understanding the rationale of these policy shifts helps all college-bound students appreciate the complicated…

SAT and ACT Policies and Score Ranges for Popular Colleges and Universities

| ACT, College Admission Requirements, Featured, For Students, SAT | 165 Comments
Compass has compiled the most recently available score range data and admission testing policies for popular colleges and universities, public and private, chosen to represent a wide array of four-year…

Dartmouth Reinstates the SAT/ACT Requirement. So Now What?

| ACT, Admissions, College Admission Requirements, Featured, SAT | 6 Comments
As expected, Dartmouth announced this week that it will reactivate its standardized testing requirement beginning with the high school graduating class of 2025. Yale will likely follow suit shortly. 11th…

What Freshmen Can Learn From Our Most Successful Seniors

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Many of Compass’s current families first came to us years ago when their oldest child reached the college testing stage. It’s fun to hear returning parents reflect on what they…

How Smart Sophomore Planners Become Strong College Applicants

| For Students, Test Prep | No Comments
At Compass, we guide our families forward by working backward. Spring is when most of our long term planning conversations with sophomores begin, as their actions over the next 18…

Digital SAT vs. Paper ACT: Which test is your test?

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Beginning in March 2024, students will encounter a very different SAT as the College Board takes the test into a purely digital format. With all the changes, you may find…