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)

ePrep Site Outage

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Early this afternoon, our server went down due to a error with our domain registrar, eNom. Fortunately, they have now fixed the problem and all site functions should be working properly. All of us here at ePrep apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and are looking at ways to prevent any further service outages.

Thanks for your understanding!

David Dean
Director of Technology, ePrep

ePrep Launches ACT

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eprep test prep videoWell, the wait is over. ePrep has finally launched its ACT study program. For those of you how have been waiting, we really appreciate your patience. While the course took longer than expected to complete, we are very happy with the final product and are confident that it will help a lot of students eprep their way to a higher ACT score.

Good luck to anyone taking the ACT on February 7th.

ePrepping the January 24, 2009 SAT Test

Strategies   SAT   ePrep
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eprep test prep videoWe 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!

ACT Study Program

ACT
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eprep test prep videoI am excited to announce that the wait is nearly over. Within the next few days, ePrep will be launching the world’s first online, video-based, ACT study program. All of us at ePrep are very happy with the final product.

We are confident that students eprepping for the ACT will find their ePrep experience as rewarding as those who have chosen to eprep for the SAT.

If you are interested in taking the ACT, please check back in a couple of days.

Some Colleges Reject “Score Choice”

News   Admissions   SAT
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college admissions expert advice from eprep.comIt seems that Stanford and a few other colleges have rejected Score Choice — the College Board’s new policy that will allow students who take the SAT multiple times to send colleges only their best scores. Stanford’s Dean of admissions claims that Score Choice gives students who can afford to take the SAT several times an unfair advantage over those who cannot afford to do so.

Harvard University and The University of Chicago, among other colleges and universities, have accepted Score Choice.

A few thoughts:

1. It seems that Score Choice will make taking the SAT a less stressful experience for students. (In other words, it allows students to “have a bad day.”)

2. The College Board offers fee waivers for students with limited financial resources.

3. The ACT Corporation has always maintained a similar score-reporting policy.