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Navigating College Admission Tests



Tuesday, April 7th, 6:00 PM

*Please plan to log in to the webinar at least 10 minutes early.


In order to participate in the live webinar, register here. You will receive a confirmation email with an explanation of how to connect on the day of the event.

The webinar will be running on the Zoom video-conferencing platform. It may take several minutes to download and run the program on a computer. Zoom is also available as an app for smart phones and tablets. If you plan to watch the webinar from a phone or tablet, we recommend that you download the Zoom app in advance of the event.


This presentation is offered by the college counseling office and attendance is highly recommended. The information that will be shared is educational and the event is not a solicitation for the presenter’s services. Please join other Friends Select 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:

-Testing guidance for the class of 2021 (most impacted by the pandemic)
-Alternate summer/fall test dates for the SAT and ACT
-AP exam administration in spring 2020
-Updates to Test-Optional and Subject Test policies in light of COVID-19
-SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
-Test scores’ role and weight in college admissions
-Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep


Professionally, Matt has a decade of experience in the field of test preparation, having worked as an instructor, consultant, and keynote speaker on the topic of admission testing. Matt and their colleagues at Compass are invited to speak at over 150 high schools and professional organizations each year, where they demystify college admission tests and allay anxiety about the testing process. Matt has taught graduate-level courses on admission testing for the counselor certificate programs at UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and UCLA.


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 review your student’s practice test results and 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?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • Should you take SAT Subject Tests?