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)

Good Luck on November 1 SAT Test

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We want to wish all our ePrep students best of luck on this Saturday’s SAT test. You should feel very confident based on the effort and practice you’ve put in over these past several months. Following the ePrep method of practice, grade and review (under simulated, test day conditions!) you are well prepared to take on the SAT.

You might consider reviewing our ePrep strategy session videos this week as a final preparation going into the test. Summarized below are links to many key video lessons focused on test taking strategies.

SAT Test Day: The Night Before and Morning Of
Real SAT Stories: Second Guessing on the SAT
SAT Directions: Optimize Your Time on Test Day
When to Guess on the SAT Writing Section
When to Guess on the SAT Critical Reading Section
When to Guess on the SAT Math Section
SAT Sentence Completion Questions: When to Guess?
Don’t Blame the Chicken Pox for SAT Math Mistakes
Approach to SAT Math Problems
Habeus Answer, or Show Yourself the Answer!
Mastering Your SAT Test Weaknesses
SAT Questions…Easiest to Hardest
Autopilot - Don’t Set a Course for a Lower SAT Score
A Lesson from a Course in Wills, Trusts and Estates
Bubbling: Avoid Mistakes in Your Answer Key
Please Put Down Your Pencil!
The Dreaded SAT Experimental Section

Additionally, we’ve included a link to our presentation (in PDF format) on “what to do the night before and the morning of the SAT test” right here: Webinar Presentation - Night Before the SAT

Best of luck on Saturday!

New Test for 8th Graders

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eprep test prep videoThe College Board recently announced that, starting next fall, it will be offering a 2-hour standardized assessment test to eighth graders. The test, which has been named ReadiStep, will consist of three multiple-choice sections: one in reading, one in math, and one in writing.

To learn more about ReadiStep, I recommend this nytimes.com article by Sarah Rimer.

October 4, 2008, SAT Scores

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college admissions expert advice from eprep.comIn order to access your October SAT scores, you’ll need your College Board user name and password. If you have them, CLICK HERE.

If you do not yet have an online account with the College Board, CLICK HERE to create one and access your scores.

If you’re not happy with your scores for any reason, CLICK HERE to learn about ePrep’s 250-Point Guarantee!

(Seniors, Don’t forget that November, December, AND January SAT results will be considered, if you are applying regular decision. Thus, you have three chances left to get the scores you want and deserve.)

Scores will be available online starting Thursday, October 23, 2008. Good Luck!

October 2008 PSAT

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eprep test prep videoCongratulations to all those sophomores and juniors who took the PSAT in school yesterday. I hope you did well.

Good luck to all those who are taking the PSAT on Saturday. If you haven’t prepped at all, please know that there’s still time. You may want to quickly sign up for ePrep’s free SAT trial. At a minumum, it will give you a sense for what to expect on Saturday.

PSAT scores should be ready sometime during the first half of December. Again, good luck.

Defending the SAT

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college admissions expert advice from eprep.comArticles bashing the SAT are published every day. Most do not provide new insights or opinions. Every once in a while, however, someone steps up and defends the SAT. Such articles, in my opinion, are typically more insightful than the others. Whether or not you agree with them, they serve to further the public dialogue.
Click here for one written by a Columbia University student that I found very interesting.

SAT Scores - October 4, 2008

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Karl Schellscheidt -

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comIn order to access your October SAT scores, you’ll need your College Board user name and password. If you have them, CLICK HERE.

If you do not yet have an online account with the College Board, CLICK HERE to create one and access your scores.

If you’re not happy with your scores for any reason, CLICK HERE to learn about ePrep’s 250-Point Guarantee!

(Seniors, Don’t forget that November, December, AND January SAT results will be considered, if you are applying regular decision. Thus, you have three chances left to get the scores you want and deserve.)

Get Ready for the October 4 SAT Test

SAT   ePrep
Eric Barnes -

We want to wish all our ePrep students best of luck on this Saturday’s SAT test. You should feel very confident based on the effort and practice you’ve put in over these past several months. Following the ePrep method of practice, grade and review (under simulated, test day conditions!) you are well prepared to take on the SAT.

You might consider reviewing our ePrep strategy session videos this week as a final preparation going into the test. Summarized below are links to many key video lessons focused on test taking strategies.

SAT Test Day: The Night Before and Morning Of
Real SAT Stories: Second Guessing on the SAT
SAT Directions: Optimize Your Time on Test Day
When to Guess on the SAT Writing Section
When to Guess on the SAT Critical Reading Section
When to Guess on the SAT Math Section
SAT Sentence Completion Questions: When to Guess?
Don’t Blame the Chicken Pox for SAT Math Mistakes
Approach to SAT Math Problems
Habeus Answer, or Show Yourself the Answer!
Mastering Your SAT Test Weaknesses
SAT Questions…Easiest to Hardest
Autopilot - Don’t Set a Course for a Lower SAT Score
A Lesson from a Course in Wills, Trusts and Estates
Bubbling: Avoid Mistakes in Your Answer Key
Please Put Down Your Pencil!
The Dreaded SAT Experimental Section

Additionally, we’ve included a link to our presentation (in PDF format) on “what to do the night before and the morning of the SAT test” right here: Webinar Presentation - Night Before the SAT

Best of luck on Saturday!