Considerations for taking the Current SAT, the New SAT, or the ACT

Students in the class of 2017 have more options than they can easily navigate. Should they take the old SAT, the new SAT, or the ACT? There are arguments to be made for each test, and it mostly boils down to the strengths and needs of the individual. Here are a few of the key […]

By Steve Sandweiss | ACT . Changes . College Admissions . SAT

SAT Subject Tests: Your Chance to Play to Your Strengths

SAT Subject Tests—also known as the SAT IIs—shouldn’t be a source of anxiety for college-bound high school students. The Subject Tests are actually an opportunity to show off what you know, highlight your skills and strengths, and potentially compensate for any gaps or low marks on your transcript. At Sandweiss Test Prep, we want to […]

By Steve Sandweiss | SAT . Test Prep Classes

Should Juniors Take the Old SAT, the New SAT, or the ACT?

By now, many people are aware that the SAT is changing.  Starting next March 2016, the redesigned SAT will replace the current SAT for many students in the class of 2017 and beyond.  It will return to its roots of having two main sections:  Math and Verbal, each scored on a 200-800 point scale with […]

By Steve Sandweiss | ACT . SAT . Test Preparation

Should You Take the ISEE or the SSAT or both Exams? How to Decide

Required for admission to private and secondary grade schools, the ISEE and SSAT exams can be a challenge to many younger students. While the tests share many similarities, the differences between the ISEE and the SSAT have many parents and students confused each year. In the Seattle/Bellevue area, most private schools prefer one test over […]


A Back-to-School Checklist for Incoming High School Seniors

If you’re like any typical high school student, you probably caught a bit of “senioritis” as soon as the graduating seniors left on their last day. While your senior year can be a fun and formative time in your life, there are a few significant hurdles you need to clear if you’re planning to attend […]

By Steve Sandweiss | College Preparation . Test Prep Classes

4 Ways to Improve Your Test Scores This Summer

Slacking off during the summer may feel like a fantastic way to spend three months, but studies have shown that students tend to lose their learning skills during the summer. By ignoring your studies and entering the school year unprepared, you can significantly harm your standardized test scores and affect your college admissions chances. Here […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Education Blog . Test Preparation

When is the Best Time to Take the GMAT?

College graduates planning to apply to business school must first take the GMAT, or Graduate Management Admissions Test. Programs like the Harvard Business School, Tusk School of Business, and the Columbia Business School require GMAT scores as part of the application process and review applicants in rounds. Depending on the school, the deadlines for each […]

By Steve Sandweiss | GMAT . Test Preparation

Why You Should Avoid Online Test Prep Classes

Access to the Internet allows people all over the world to learn about millions of topics, but with everything moving towards a digital equivalent (or in some cases, replacement) of a real-life counterpart, there’s a danger to students who rely on it for their studies. Online test preparation classes are becoming a popular alternative for […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Test Preparation

How to Spend Your Summer Vacation Wisely

College-bound high school students may feel burned out and just want to relax all summer long.  While that’s certainly one option, summertime can also be a great opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to have many interesting new experiences while also enhancing their college resumes.  This can be done in so many ways including learning […]


5 Myths About Standardized Test Preparation

Summer is in full swing and school is out for a few months, giving students a little bit of a break from their studies to enjoy the warm weather. However, if you’re retaking the ACT or the SAT in the fall, you should dedicate a little bit of time during the summer to studying up […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Test Prep Classes . Test Preparation






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