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GRE vs. GMAT vs. LSAT: The Ultimate Score Percentile Comparison / Conversion Table (Updated for 2019-20)


Posted 2019-07-22

A handy reference tool to quickly and easily compare score percentiles on the GRE, GMAT and LSAT. Keep Reading


SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Comparisons / Conversions, Updated for 2019-2020


Posted 2019-07-22

SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Conversions, updated as of 7/19/19. Keep Reading


SAT and ACT Test Dates, 2019-2020 Academic Year


Posted 2019-06-29

A full list of SAT & ACT test dates for the upcoming academic year. Feel free to click on the image to print it out and place on your wall or fridge. Keep Reading


The QAS (Question and Answer Service) for the SAT, and the TIR (Test Information Release) for the ACT: What are they, and why do they matter?


Posted 2019-05-03

Breaking down the important details of the SAT's QAS (Question and Answer Service) and the ACT's TIR (Test Information Release). Keep Reading


Yield Rate vs. Acceptance Rate at America's Top 25 National Universities / Colleges


Posted 2018-09-26

Although you may have never heard of a college's "yield rate" (percent of admitted students who decide to enroll), it's actually the very best indicator of a college's greatness. Keep Reading


An Exhaustive List of all 101 (and counting!) Real, Official LSAT exams available from LSAC, including paper tests on Amazon, free PDF downloads, LSAT India tests and even Kindle versions.


Posted 2019-06-20

An epic, comprehensive list of links to every version of every official LSAT that can be found for free or for purchase online, including links to as-yet unreleased exams. Keep Reading


My Top 13 ACT Prep Resources, Ranked.


Posted 2019-07-26

I'm a Harvard grad, ACT perfect scorer and professional test-prep tutor since 2002. Below are my top 13 recommendations for ACT prep practice tests, strategy and learning books, online learning programs, videos, and the like : Keep Reading


My Top 11 SAT Prep Resources, Ranked.


Posted 2019-07-26

I'm a Harvard Grad, SAT/ACT perfect scorer, and professional SAT test-prep tutor since 2002. Below are my top 11 personal recommendations for SAT prep practice tests, strategy and learning books, online learning programs, videos, and the like : Keep Reading


I Scored a Perfect 36 on the ACT.


Posted 2018-10-23

In April of 2018 I scored a perfect 36/36/36/36 on the ACT exam, my 7th and final attempt. Keep Reading


Are the SAT and ACT "equated" beforehand, "curved" after the test, or both? The answer may surprise you.


Posted 2019-07-21

There is a common misconception that SATs and ACTs are "curved" before the test instead of after, when in reality there are two separate processes that determine the raw to scaled score conversion : "equating" pre-test, and "scaling/curving/smoothing" post-exam. Keep Reading


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