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Navigating College Admission Tests


DATE & TIME (passed)

Monday, May 8th at 7pm 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


Dulcie Head graduated with BAs in Physics and Geology from Pomona College. She then earned her PhD in Geophysics at Stanford, where she served as an award-winning teaching assistant. Dulcie started at Compass as a tutor and now uses her experience to help students and families in her role as senior director.

Sign up for a Digital Adaptive PSAT!

Riverdale Country School 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 June 1st through June 30th.

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 June 1st and June 30th.


Ready to see an interactive test in action? Check out our demo test!

The demo must be accessed through Safari, Chrome, or Firefox on a laptop, desktop, or tablet. Mobile phones are not supported.

Learn More about Online Testing Features

Preview our Interactive Score Report


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?