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Navigating College Admission Tests


DATE & TIME (passed)

Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on Zoom.

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


This presentation was hosted by the college counseling office and the information that was shared is educational and not a solicitation for the presenter’s services.

Agenda items included:

  • 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.

Sign up for a Digital Adaptive PSAT!

Cary Academy College Counseling Office and Compass Education Group will administer a FREE Digital PSAT to students in the 9th and 10th grades.

The Digital PSAT mimics the computer-based test — question type, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure — so students will get an early feel for what’s to come in fall 2023.

To learn more about the testing platform and the highly detailed performance report that you will receive, visit here https://www.compassprep.com/practice-tests/digital-psat/

When Can I Take the Test?

The Digital Adaptive PSAT is available anytime between April 26th through October 31st.

Registration requests are processed each week on Friday. Students who register by Thursday of that week will be sent a detailed confirmation email with access to the testing platform. The test may be taken anytime between April 19th and October 31st.


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?