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  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2019

    The January SAT test date would have been ideal for Subject tests, but they have removed the January date for the August one. The next test after Christmas break is March 10th...so maybe using President's week could work if you have that week off from school??
  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2019

    @eh1234 I totally hear you! It's so hard to know how much is enough prep and practice.

    Since returning from his summer program earlier this month, my son has taken 2 timed College Board practice tests (5 and 6) and scored 1590 on each. So we could either stop the practice, or order harder tests to make sure these aren't some crazy guessing flukes. So I ordered Kaplan's 6 test book and we'll see how he does not those (I want to save the College Board ones for next month as we get closer to the test date and he can take timed tests with his sister when she gets back from her research program). I'll let you know how it goes.
  • Re: Parents of the HS Class of 2019

    The approach we've been using for all these SAT tests is that you've got to give it your best shot because only then will you know what your baseline is. Unlike AP tests, they can be taken again in a few months so there is no need to stress about the score, but you've got to still give it your all in prepping and performing on the day of the exam. Of course, easier said than done.
  • Re: Number of AP'S

    Your guidance counselor will submit your school's profile to allow admissions officers to get a better understanding of the offerings available at your school. A student can only take advantage of those opportunities that are available to him/her, and the admissions officer will know that that through the school profile. So don't worry, just challenge yourself by taking the most rigorous courses available to you at your school and spend time finding out what you are interested in and pursue those interests. Good luck!
  • Re: How much will my AP scores help me?

    As @skieurope indicates, the competitive nature of the schools you have listed where most applicants will have similar high stats across the board keeps you in the game. Keep up the good work to get you to the gate...once you apply, your essays and other factors (and lots of luck) will get you through said gate. Good luck!