Category: A-List Blog

Make Summer Plans Count for College and Career

May 16th, 2020

Is your summer program cancelled? Do you need a back-up plan? Not sure about what to do this summer during a time of global uncertainty? In this webinar with The Spike Lab, an entrepreneur incubator for high school students, we demonstrate ways that students can use the summer of 2020 as an opportunity to stand … Continue reading “Make Summer Plans Count for College and Career”

Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know

May 1st, 2020

From the APs and Subject Exams to the SAT and ACT: Which Tests To Take, and Why In response to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges are increasingly announcing plans to adopt test-optional policies in 2020. Applicants will no longer be required to submit standardized test scores. While there are clear benefits to … Continue reading “Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know”

4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions

April 18th, 2020

By Natasha de Sherbinin, Director of College Advising A-List Education, New York Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown nearly every aspect of college admissions into uncertainty. Institutions are racing to adapt their policies and processes to emphasize social distancing and student safety. As a result, college admissions has changed radically, meaning that families and … Continue reading “4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions”

Stay Current with SAT/ACT Exam Schedules

April 18th, 2020

Get the Latest Updates on Cancelled, Rescheduled, and Added Test Dates The College Board, the ACT, and colleges and universities across the US announced a number of changes in mid April that will impact the 2020 college admissions process and beyond. 1. The June SAT and SAT Subject Tests are officially cancelled. The SAT will resume … Continue reading “Stay Current with SAT/ACT Exam Schedules”

More Reading in SAT Math

March 5th, 2019

Recently, while working with some math teachers, I recommended that they include word problems–lengthy word problems–like those found on the SAT on their quizzes and tests. To which, they replied, “Why? We don’t teach just SAT-Math.” Of course, SAT-Math isn’t some esoteric branch of mathematics. It’s algebra – a lot of algebra. But, a plethora … Continue reading “More Reading in SAT Math”

College Admissions Guidance for High School Juniors

May 14th, 2019

With junior year coming to a close, now is the perfect time to start planning for the college application process. A-List College Advisors take the stress and confusion out of the application process by assisting students with selecting colleges, writing their essays, and managing a timeline for key admissions deadlines. Things to do before school finishes… Before leaving school … Continue reading “College Admissions Guidance for High School Juniors”

SAT and ACT Prep: 4 Things Every Parent Should Keep in Mind

July 1st, 2019

We understand that preparing for the SAT or ACT exam can be a stressful process for both students and parents. Here are three things to keep in mind when it gets tough: 1. It’s Smart to Start Preparing in the Summer Not only is important to start thinking about the ACT and SAT early but … Continue reading “SAT and ACT Prep: 4 Things Every Parent Should Keep in Mind”

Tips for the Night before (and morning of) the SAT

August 23rd, 2019

From all of us at A-List, we wish your student the very best of luck on this weekend’s SAT and SAT Subject Tests! Please be sure to share the following tips in preparation for test day. The night before the exam: Relax. Try your best not to cram or study the night before the big … Continue reading “Tips for the Night before (and morning of) the SAT”

ACT/SAT ELA & Math Question Walkthrough

August 8th, 2019

A-List’s Director Curriculum Development, John Oh, walks us through an ACT/SAT ELA & Math question. Math:Let’s look at how the SAT forces your hand on the No Calculator Test. If x4 = 9, what is x10 ? A) 22.5B) 53C) 202.5D) 243 Since we cannot use a calculator here, logarithms are out. Besides, logarithms are … Continue reading “ACT/SAT ELA & Math Question Walkthrough”

ACT/SAT Math Problem: Solve it with John Oh

June 18th, 2019

A-List’s Director Curriculum Development, John Oh, walks us through an ACT Math question that has multiple explanations! The degree measurements of the interior angles of a triangle form an arithmetic sequence with the common difference 10°. What is the first term of the sequence?   A.            80° B.            60° C.            50° D.            40° E.            30° … Continue reading “ACT/SAT Math Problem: Solve it with John Oh”