Coffee and Test-Optional

What do Test-Optional Schools and Coffee Houses Have in Common? Coffee is perhaps the greatest invention of all time—Debate me on that: you’ll lose. In fact, my coffee consumption is a great microcosm for some of the college admission process. Let me explain. There’s a great coffee shop near me, FairCoffee, that is payment-optional. Just […]

Should I Take an SAT or ACT?

I Need Help Choosing Between the SAT and ACT! How Do I Choose the Best One? This is taken from an article I wrote for Greenfield Hill Neighbors in February, 2020. If you’re like me—older than 30 and an east coast college alum—there’s a good chance you never took an ACT for college. Maybe you […]

Should I Take an SAT-ACT Hybrid Test?

I Need Help Choosing Between the SAT and ACT! Should I Take One of Those Hybrid Tests Companies Offer? FULL DISCLOSURE: I used to create hybrid tests for schools to assess whether their students were “better” at the SAT or ACT. It was great money—about three hours of testing, five hours of answer input, and an […]