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
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University

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
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    International Office Director

Ah, The Night Before and the Morning of

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eprep test prep video Here’s a link to an old post that becomes relevant about seven times a year:

(Pssst. In case you didn’t know, the SAT is administered 7 times per year.)

PSATs 2007 - One Less Question to Worry About

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eprep test prep videoQuestion 21 from the writing skills section of the Saturday form of the 2007 PSAT/NMSQT was removed from scoring. Seems there was a printing error that affected the test books. Apparently several letters of a word appearing in one of the answer choices for Question 21 did not print properly, so The College Board decided to not score question 21 for all test takers. (more…)

Weird and Wacky Scholarships

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college admissions expert advice from Researching scholarships? Here are a handful of peculiar scholarships that have little to do with academics. Who knows? If you happen to satisfy their offbeat requirements, you may find yourself with some extra cash for college!

Milk Mustaches
Can you manage to make a mean milk mustache? If you’re adept at making milk stick to your upper lip, AND you have a pretty good athletic and academic record, the America’s Milk Processors Board may want to award you with a $7500.00 Scholarship!
Click here for more information.

Attention All Knitters (more…)

The Process of Applying to College - Summarized

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college admissions expert advice from eprep.comOnce you’re in high school, the college planning process kicks into high gear. College planning is essentially a long term project with many different parts, but breaking it down into a few simple steps can help you get a grip on what needs to be done. Here are nine general steps in the college planning process. (more…)

You Can’t Control the SAT Test Environment

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eprep test prep video

“I took the SAT test some weeks ago. Unfortunately, the school that I was assigned to was being painted, so the entire hallway and room smelled pungently of paint and turpentine. There was also football practice going on outside that day …”

So goes the quote from Michael Kashiktchian on his LiveJournal blog. (more…)

ePrep on Tour

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eprep test prep videoContinuing in our seminar series, ePrep will be presenting at two Get College Funding sponsored college planning events this week.

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 8th you can find us at the Dana Hills High School where our own Karl Schellscheidt will present as special guest to speak on SAT Test Prep. The College Funding and Test Prep seminar begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. (more…)

College Financial Aid - Knowing Your EFC’s

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college admissions expert advice from Knowing your EFC is critically important before beginning your college planning process. EFC stands for Expected Family Contribution and determines how much your family must pay on top of any type of financial aid that may be provided. (more…)

FAFSA on the Web

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college admissions expert advice from eprep.comThe Department of Education is reformatting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be a bit more user friendly. The application in its original state was a complicated and lengthy form, and though it still requires a lot of information to be entered, the form is at least now easier to understand. (more…)