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The Official M10 2021 Freakout Thread

aquarius1234aquarius1234 4 replies2 threads New Member
I know this is super early, and applications aren't even open yet! Maybe starting the thread way earlier than all those previous threads might give us an advantage in terms of helping each other out. The freakout thread is a cc tradition every year, and it may be quite helpful for some that want advice 😎
Anyone can join and rant about the application process (once the time comes), meet new applicants, ask for advice, anything!

Have fun!




The Freakout Thread for 2020:
https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/prep-school-cafe/2154610-the-official-m10-2020-freakout-thread-p1.html
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  • DroidsLookingForDroidsLookingFor 91 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Parental advice: use the Flex Test option to take the SSAT before the school year begins.

    Why? Fall semester is already jam-packed as it is. Kids are under pressure to get good grades, participate in sports and other ECs, etc. because that will be the most recent snapshot of your child sent to BS. Weekends will be spent doing school visits and interviews. And then there are the applications themselves including of course all of the essays and shorts answers. It's a LOT.

    Now imagine layering on top of all this having to prep for the SSAT with some test date looming all the while.

    Instead, have your kid do some prep over the summer and schedule a Flex Test date. We had our kids take it a couple of days prior to the start of school in early September. We figured that if they scored high enough, they'd have it off their plate. If not, they could always take it again on one of the official test dates. Our kids fortunately did well enough that they didn't need to take it again. It made Fall semester that much easier on them, and they definitely commented on how stressed out their classmates were about the looming SSAT date.

    Here's info:
    "Flex Test Dates
    If a student would like to take the SSAT on a date that is not a national test date, he or she may register for the SSAT flex test. Flex tests are individual or small group administrations of the SSAT offered by approved schools and educational consultants. Students should schedule the test administration with an approved school or educational consultant prior to registering for the flex test. Students can only take a flex test ONCE a year (note that the SSAT year runs from August 1st through July 31st). For more information about the flex test option, visit the SSAT website."
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