Navigating College Admission Tests



Thursday, June 2nd, 7:00 PM Eastern


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


In response to the pandemic, colleges have radically adjusted their admission testing requirements. Currently, around 95% of US colleges are test optional, but the decision to test and submit scores is not so simple. To add another layer of complexity, College Board has announced the debut of a fully digital, adaptive P/SAT that will replace all paper-based administrations.

Hear from the experts at Compass Education Group and as they lead a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing and the recent outcomes of the test optional movement.

Presentation topics will include:

  • The evolving role of test scores in specific contexts
  • Making sense of the subtlety and variety of testing policies
  • Making an informed choice between the ACT and SAT
  • The diagnostic value of the PSAT and other practice tests
  • Optimal timing and smart approaches to test preparation and testing


Dulcie graduated with BAs in Physics and Geology from Pomona College and her PhD in Geophysics from Stanford. Dulcie started at Compass as a tutor and now uses her experience to help students and families navigate the admissions testing landscape in her role as senior director. In her spare time, Dulcie likes to read all sorts of fantasy and play with her two badly behaved cats.
Each year, Dulcie and her colleagues speak at over 300 high schools and professional organizations, where they demystify the SAT and ACT and dispel anxiety about the testing process.

Sign up for an Online Testing Center (OTC) Practice Test

The Hun School College Counseling Office and Compass Education Group will administer FREE online practice SAT and ACT tests to students in the 10th grade; a demonstration version of the *NEW* computer-based test and the resulting score reports are available below. The test results are invaluable in helping the The Hun School College Counselors and Compass directors craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.

Please email if you have questions or concerns about these tests or call (212) 381-4421.


SAT Practice Test: Available anytime between Friday, April 8th, and Sunday, April 10th. Sorry! Online registration closed.
If you are unable to test during this window, please register anyway and we will send you further communication about your rescheduling options on April 11th.

ACT Practice Test: Available anytime between Friday, April 22nd, and Sunday, April 24th.
If you are unable to test during this window, please register anyway and we will send you further communication about your rescheduling options on April 25th.

The registration deadline is the Wednesday before each administration date. Thursday, the week of the administration, 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 testing window.

Sorry! Online registration is closed.

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?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • What happened to the SAT Subject Tests? 

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