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Sign up for a practice test!

Oakwood College Counseling Office and Compass Education Group have partnered with Compass Education to offer the brand new Digital Adaptive SAT at no cost. This new test (learn all about it here) 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 and beyond.

In addition, an at-home, computer-proctored ACT practice test is being offered at no cost. This test matches the current paper/pencil, linear versions of the test. The test results are invaluable in helping Oakwood College Counselors and Compass directors craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.

Many students will consider all of the test options in order to be thorough in their planning. We recommend prioritizing the digital P/SAT (the least familiar to students), then the linear ACT (a popular choice due to perceived stability in this transition year to a new SAT). The linear SAT (not offered here) is the least relevant to most students as it will be offered for the last time in December 2023.


  • The at-home, computer-proctored Digital Adaptive SAT practice test is available anytime between November 4th-5th and 11th-12.
  • The at-home, computer-proctored ACT practice test (linear, mirrors paper/pencil version) is available anytime between November 4th-5th and 11th-12.

The registration deadline each week is Thursday. Soon after registration, 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.


Sign up for a PSAT Review Session

Oakwood School College Counseling Office and Compass Education Group will administer a FREE virtual PSAT Review Session for students in the 10th and 11th grades. The online session will cover test strategies that will be useful in the official administration later in October.


Saturday, September 30th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific (Online)


Navigating College Admission Tests



Thursday, October 19th, 6:30-7:30 PM Pacific

Lecture Hall




Please join us 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:

  • 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


Torsten Sannar is the Managing Director of Compass Education Group, a provider of one-on-one tutoring and test prep classes for several thousand students annually around the world. Torsten is a graduate of Claremont-McKenna, where he discovered his passion for tutoring students.  He also holds a Ph.D. in Theater History from UC Santa Barbara, where he continued his teaching and tutoring career. Now in his third decade in the college admission testing arena, Torsten leads Compass’ Los Angeles office and guides hundreds of families and school communities through the testing process. He is here to share insights on how to help students (and parents!) successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission.


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?
  • 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?