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Navigating College Admission Tests



These presentations are hosted in partnership with the Caribbean Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) college counseling offices in Puerto Rico. The information that will be shared is educational and the event is not a solicitation for the presenter’s services. We welcome you to join us for a thoughtful discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.

Learn what you need to know about the following and more:

  • The role of the SAT and ACT at selective US colleges
  • 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


We’re hosting this presentation twice! Families are invited to attend either date, regardless of which school their students attend. However, please register for one event so we know how many people to expect at each. To accommodate families that are unable to attend in person, the presentations will also be simultaneously broadcast via Zoom. All registrants will receive the Zoom information.

Wednesday, March 15th at 6:30 pm, TASIS Dorado
Thursday, March 16th at 6:30 pm, Baldwin School of Puerto Rico


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 admissions 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.

The Digital PSAT

The SAT is about to undergo its most significant change in its nearly 100-year history, and the class of 2025 will be the first cohort tested.

Starting with the PSAT in October 2023, the paper-based exams will be replaced by a fully digital and adaptive format. The new SAT debuts in March of 2024 when our current sophomores are in 11th grade.

Following the presentations, Compass will offer a free opportunity for registrants to be amongst the first students in the world to experience the brand new PSAT in its digital, adaptive format. The Digital PSAT introduces new question types, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure. To see a demo of the test environment, sample questions, and the advanced dynamic score reporting you’ll receive, click HERE.

Students will get an early feel for what’s to come in the fall of 2023 and will be equipped to make important tactical decisions around test selection and timelines. The day after the presentation, you will receive access to take a digital PSAT practice exam anytime before April 30, 2023.


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?