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Navigating College Admission Tests



Monday, November 13th at 6:00 pm


The Chapin School Assembly Room

If you were unable to attend the live webinar, a recording has been posted below.


This presentation was offered by the college counseling offices and attendance is highly recommended. The information shared is educational and the event is not a solicitation for the presenter’s services.

Learn what you need to know about the following and more:

  • How to respond to the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies
  • Best way to approach the SAT vs ACT decision
  • Understanding the new digital, adaptive PSAT and SAT
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing
  • Finding the optimal timeline for your testing and test prep
  • Scope of test prep and expectations for improvement


Adam Ingersoll is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a provider of test prep and academic tutoring for thousands of students annually around the world. Adam has worked in college admission testing and educational services since 1994 and he is recognized as a leading voice on standardized testing. He is a frequently booked speaker at schools and conferences, and he has provided training on test use and interpretation for university admission offices, including Caltech, Rochester, and USC.

Practice Test Opportunities

Compass is offering high-quality digital practice tests opportunities for Chapin students at no cost for a limited time. The accuracy of the tests and the depth of the reporting is exceptional. Tests available include the new digital adaptive PSAT and SATs (learn more here), as well as a digital version of the ACT (non-adaptive). Your school counselors receive a consolidated report of their students’ performance that is beneficial in their counseling meetings with you.


  • On your own at no cost. With digital exams, the platform can serve as the proctor. Take the test/s anytime before January 1st, 2024. Contact us if you need an extension. The registration deadline each week is Thursday. By Friday, we will send you a detailed confirmation email. The link to take the test will be included. You can take the test anytime during the open testing window.
  • Proctored in-person for a nominal fee. Our NYC (Chelsea) office hosts sessions weekly. See here for the schedule and registration instructions.

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule a consultation with a Compass Director

The members of our management team are leading experts in the field of admission testing. They personally lead every aspect of each student’s experience with Compass, including program recommendations, tutor selection, and ongoing guidance. We welcome you to schedule a call with us to collaborate on a strategy for how best to proceed.

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 competitive are your test scores?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • What do I need to know about the new digital adaptive SAT?