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Trouble at the Top

Is this the end of the SAT and ACT essays? On June 1, Yale announced it was dropping the requirement that students submit an essay score from the SAT or the ACT. Now, everyone in the college admissions world is asking, “Why?” Well, one reason is obvious: Harvard did it first. These two schools have […]

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Upcoming College Admissions Presentations in Portland, Oregon

Kristen Miller, a long-time partner of North Avenue Education, is an independent college counselor in Portland, Oregon. She is the founder and owner of College Bound & Ready and offers free consultations to 8th-11th grade students and parents. Of course, the best way to get to know a college and whether it is a good […]

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What are SAT Subject Tests and should you take them?

SAT Subject Tests (formerly called SAT II’s) are hour-long assessments of subject mastery in core high school curricula – math, science, history, and language. They are often requested or required by admissions committees at highly selective American colleges and universities, though the policies around SAT Subject Tests have shifted significantly over the past five years. […]