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 Bashing Continues; Is Perception Reality with Higher College Tuition?

Karl Schellscheidt

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comThere’s no shortage of news on the SAT test and college planning. The SAT continues to take a verbal beating from critics who think the ACT is a better admissions test. A New York State senator and longtime antagonist of the College Board used a legislative hearing on Tuesday to urge the SAT’s chief competitor, the ACT, “to be more active in the Northeast”. This follows the recent wave of colleges declaring the SAT an optional test for admission.

In other news, the New York Times reports on the trend of elite colleges jacking up their tuition while simultaneously offering more student financial aid. The report notes that many students and parents associate higher tuition costs with better academic credentials.

Admissions Advice to High School Students: Part 3 of 7

Fred Hargadon

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comCollege McRankings

Don’t think of admission to a particular college or particular colleges as a trophy or prize to be won. You need to find a college that is a good fit for you, i.e., one that promises to challenge you, make you stretch, and allow you to grow, not one where you’ll have to study twenty-four hours a day just to keep up. Keep in mind that most college students are very happy with (more…)