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SAT vs ACT: Which Is Right for You?
“Should I take the SAT or the ACT?” Despite many colleges adopting test-optional policies post the pandemic, we still hear this question regularly. The honest truth: It does not matter. Neither test is easier and colleges view both equally. So how are you to choose? Read on to know some similarities and differences and how …

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02/05/2015
Undergraduate
What Is the Maximum Number of Colleges to Which I Can Apply?
Recently, a worried parent approached The Red Pen, stating that, “My daughter’s school is limiting the number of US colleges to which she can apply to ten.” Our counsellor was shocked, just not in the way the parent expected. Her response was, “Ten?! That’s a lot of applications!” Until recently, applicants were satisfied with applying …

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27/11/2014
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Only Apply Early Decision If You Are Absolutely Sure
“At Pitzer, we grapple with how many students to admit early every year. While we want to leave enough room for students who find Pitzer through the Regular Decision process, we do find that there are significant benefits to admitting students through Early Decision. Our institutional research at Pitzer shows that students who apply to …

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28/10/2014