Navigating College Admission Tests

A PRESENTATION FOR MIRA COSTA HIGH SCHOOL

DATE & TIME

 Wednesday, January 8th, 7:00 PM

LOCATION

Mira Costa Auditorium

DESCRIPTION

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 Mira Costa 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:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • The role of test scores and how they impact college admissions
  • Why testing policies at colleges vary so widely
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep
  • Strategies for self-study
  • New option to retake sections of ACT: who benefits?
  • Whether and when to withhold scores at test-optional colleges

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Adam Ingersoll began his career in test prep in 1993 while at the University of Southern California, where he was a student-athlete on the basketball team, worked in the admission office, and graduated magna cum laude. Now in his third decade guiding families to successful experiences with standardized tests, Adam is recognized as a leading expert on college admission testing and is a popular speaker at higher education conferences and dozens of school events annually. He has provided training on test usage for the admission teams at prominent universities including Caltech, Rochester, and USC. Adam is based in New York, where he and his wife are the proud parents of a Dalton Tiger, two Calhoun Cougars, and a Horace Mann Lion.

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 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?