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Reasons NOT to Take the New SAT

April 06, 2015

The redesigned SAT exam is set to hit testing centers throughout the country in the spring of 2016.

Since The College Board – which administers the SAT – announced plans to roll out a revised exam, we at Spark Admissions have been advising members of the class of 2017 to hold off on taking the reworked test when it launches in March 2016.

5 Drivers of College Admissions Practices

January 07, 2015

We all know that the bottom line drives businesses. But what are the motivations of colleges and universities? Aside from educating students and academic research, the most important factors for most colleges and universities in the United States are their rankings and level of selectivity. College rankings have a lot to do with the number of students who apply, the percentage of students who are admitted, and the percentage of accepted students who ultimately matriculate (otherwise known as the yield rate).