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Navigating College Admission Tests



Wednesday, March 23rd, 6:00 PM


Sanctuary of  St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church on the corner of Clinton and Montague Streets  (Please use the Clinton Street entrance). The St. Ann’s Church entrance is accessible via a ramp. Men’s and women’s accessible restrooms are located in the Parish Hall space behind the church. Please use the restroom that best fits your gender identity or expression.


This presentation is offered by the high school office and the college office and attendance is highly recommended.

Are you interested in learning practical, usable information about standardized testing and college admissions?

Colleges’ admission testing policies have been evolving rapidly throughout the pandemic. Hear from Adam Ingersoll of Compass Education Group as he leads a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing as the higher education world finds a new normal.

We will share insight on how students are handling the uncertainties — if/when to test, if/when to submit scores — as they cope with a changing landscape of admission testing requirements and best practices.

Other topics include:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • The role and weight of ACT/SAT and AP Exam scores
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • Parsing nuanced testing policies at selective colleges
  • Debunking pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep


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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.


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?
  • What happened to the SAT Subject Tests?