Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

SAT Sentence Completion Questions: When to Guess?

SAT  Verbal  Videos
Karl Schellscheidt

eprep test prep videoIn this prepcast, I’ll discuss sentence completion SAT questions. Ultimately, if you started early and developed a great vocabulary for the SAT, you’ll be in great shape answering questions on this section of the test. If you’re a little late developing your vocabulary and the SAT test is in two weeks, don’t panic! I’ll discuss how you can still prepare and the overall strategy on when to guess. If you’re new to ePrep, I encourage you to visit our earlier series on SAT vocabulary:

SAT Vocabulary – Lesson 1
SAT Vocabulary – Lesson 2
SAT Vocabulary – Lesson 3
SAT Vocabulary – Lesson 4

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The Perfect College

Fred Hargadon

college admissions expert advice from eprep.com You need to be realistic during the college planning process. There is no “perfect” college. I’ve never met a student for whom every classroom experience, every faculty member interaction, and/or every out-of-class experience turned out to be ideal. A good way to approach the colleges you are looking into is to (more…)

The 15 Questions You Should Ask About a College’s Financial Aid Program

Don Betterton

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comBy either reading the college’s written materials on financial aid or speaking with one of the college’s aid counselors, you should get clear and decisive answers to the following fifteen questions:

 

1. Can I get an early estimate of the type and amount of aid I might receive?

2. Do I have to fill out a school-specific aid application in addition to the FAFSA?

3. Do you give both need and merit aid or are you a need-only school?

4. If you give merit aid, what are the eligibility standards for your scholarships? (more…)