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 Tips for International Students

Vocabulary   Videos   SAT   ePrep
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eprep test prep video If you are an international student who is not a native English speaker and you would like to strengthen your college application, you’ll want to watch this prepcast for some expert insights. (more…)

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Admissions Advice to High School Students: Part 1 of 7

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college admissions expert advice from eprep.comHigh School Academics: Take a good solid program, including a reasonable number of challenging courses. The primary reason for doing so is not to get into a particular college, but rather to best prepare yourself for the academic challenges of the college that you will ultimately attend.

Extracurricular Activities: Focus on one or two activities that interest you — ones that you find personally rewarding and ones that provide balance with (or a change of pace from) your studies. It is not the number of activities that impresses college admission officers, but rather (more…)

How to Score the SAT Essay: The SAT Essay Rubric

Essay   Writing   SAT
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eprep test prep videoWe’ve discussed a lot on ePrep in prior posts about the new SAT Writing section it’s now mandatory component, the essay. To catch up on the topic, be sure to go back and read and watch our prior posts.

Today, I’d like to give you the actual essay “rubric” that’s used to score the SAT essay. Remember, your essay will be individually read by two qualified essay readers. Based on several factors, described in rubric below, your essay will earn a score between 1 and 6. (more…)

Habeus Answer, or Show Yourself the Answer!

Videos   Math   SAT   ePrep
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eprep test prep video Do you remember the scene in Star Wars where Luke Skywalker is trying to “feel the Force” by blindfolding himself while practicing with his lightsaber? Unfortunately, that trick doesn’t work on the SAT test, particularly on the SAT math questions. You cannot trust your brain to work through problems. Rather, you need to leave a body of evidence in the test booklet on your way to showing yourself the answer. (more…)

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Thank Goodness the SAT is a Hard Test

Strategies   SAT   ePrep
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eprep test prep video I’m sure most high school students would take issue with this prepcast title. A quick read through many MySpace user blogs usually have the words “SAT test” paired with certain superlatives that I’ll refrain from mentioning here! Why do I think you should be happy the SAT test is so hard? Think about that for a minute, and then watch this video. (more…)

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