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We are proud to offer The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing as a free download for all students.

An essential resource for students, parents, and counselors, full of valuable information on the ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP Exams, and more. Updated several times annually and trusted by thousands of college counselors worldwide.

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Sharon Cuseo
Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles

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Campbell Hall, Los Angeles

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Horace Mann School, New York City
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Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose
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The Guide Answers Essential Questions

  • How important are my test scores? How do I measure up?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing and test preparation?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies? Should I submit my scores?
  • How do I compare scores and choose between the SAT and ACT?
  • How do effective timing strategies vary by test and subject?
  • How strong are my PSAT scores? Will I make National Merit?
  • Am I eligible for an extended-time accommodation?
  • How have AP exams and scores changed?

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