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  • Tulane Broadens the Definition of Official Test Scores
    by Dan Stern on August 18, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Everyone is aware of the ever-rising cost of attending college, but the price tag on applying often gets overlooked. Not only can the applications themselves run over a thousand dollars if you're applying to a dozen schools, but there are also additional fees for sending test scores. In an attempt […]

  • Harvard's Admissions Secrets
    by Dan Stern on August 3, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    The now well-publicized lawsuit accusing Harvard of 'Racial Rebalancing' has led to aspects of Harvard's much-hidden admissions process to finally come to light. While Metro Academic Prep has been aware of this process for years and regularly shares it with its clients, this article allows the […]

  • The Big Debate: ACT or SAT
    by Dan Stern on July 20, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    For rising juniors still trying to decide which test they are better suited for, The ACT and the College Board released a new score conversion table in June. You can find the new tables at the SAT’s site here and ACT’s here. Once students have taken a diagnostic of […]

  • Changes to the Fall 2018 ACT
    by Dan Stern on June 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The ACT recently announced that it is making two major changes to the test that will go into effect in September of this year. First, students who have been approved for time and a half (Timing Code 6) will no longer have a self-paced block of time in which to complete the test. They will now […]

  • University of Chicago Goes Test-Optional
    by Dan Stern on June 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    While over 1000 schools in the United States are test-optional, there has been a growing trend over the last few years for more competitive colleges to adopt this policy. You can find a complete list of test-optional schools here, but some of these colleges include College of the Holy Cross, […]

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