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Update on MORE Changes to the ACT and SAT

New Test Dates This is a major change, and the newest test dates for both the ACT and the SAT could be beneficial. Please note: each may change your testing timeline. It’s important to consider or to reconsider your plan. SAT will begin offering a summer administration on August 26, 2017. This gives seniors the chance to test one more time before college applications.  The SAT will drop its traditional January administration for 2018, allowing the following schedule: March, May, June, August, October, November and December each year.  Note: subject tests will be offered on all dates, sans the March … Continue reading

Learning Disability Services Differ in College

Students on IEP’s and 504’s in high school will undoubtedly do better in some college settings than others.  Before even looking for the “right fit” college, wrapping your mind around how services differ is key.  During the kindergarten through high school experience, students were protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). At the college level, the student is protected under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the college need only supply “reasonable accommodations” to essentially level the playing field.  The experience in college will be quite different. Keep in mind:   Colleges offer ACCOMMODATIONS, not Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s). At … Continue reading

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