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50 Official SAT PDFs & List of 89 Official ACT PDF Practice Tests (Free)

Posted 2022-09-27

Free links to over 75 official SAT ("QAS") and PSAT exams—including 50 SATs in the current format—and a comprehensive list of released, official ACT ("TIR) practice exams, going all the way back to the 1990s. Keep Reading

Class of 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Selection Index Cutoffs for the PSAT and SAT

Posted 2022-09-22

The statewide SI cutoffs have officially been leaked! This year's National Merit Scholarship Selection Index cutoffs range from 207 (Commended, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming) to 223 (Washington D.C., New Jersey). Keep Reading

What happened to Khan Academy—and is the SAT Getting Harder in 2022? (Spoiler: Yes)

Posted 2022-09-03

Part A : Revising my formerly sunny position on Khan Academy's utility for SAT prep. Part B : Yes, the SAT is increasing in difficulty over time. Keep Reading

It appears there will be no 2023 edition of the GMAT OG (Official Guide).

Posted 2022-06-23

Despite having published a new edition of the GMAT Official Guide ("OG") every year since 2012, it appears that GMAC and Wiley, Inc. will not be releasing a 2023 OG anytime soon. Keep Reading

PSA: Scores from the June 4, 2022 SAT will not be available until July 13th.

Posted 2022-06-22

Due to delays associated with scoring the AP exams, which are also written by the College Board, June 4th SAT scores will take over a month to be returned — instead of the usual two weeks. Keep Reading

Registration is now open for the August, October, November, and December 2022 SATs.

Posted 2022-06-03

You can now register for the August, October, November, and December 2022 SATs via the College Board website. Keep Reading

SAT and ACT test dates, 2022-2023 Academic Year

Posted 2022-06-01

Here's my handy guide to all the SATs and ACTs scheduled for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year. Print it out and stick it on your wall or fridge as motivation! Keep Reading

The May 2022, March 2022, and December 2021 International SATs were leaked on Reddit's r/SAT the evening before.

Posted 2022-05-07

In yet another example of the College Board's pathetic test security, the December 2021, March 2022, and May 2022 International SATs were leaked on Reddit — and elsewhere — the evening prior. Keep Reading

Dear Yelp: McElroy Tutoring is still open for business, serving students in San Diego & worldwide.

Posted 2022-04-26

Yes, McElroy Tutoring is still in business — and going strong as of April 2022. I have simply relocated my home office from San Diego to Colorado Springs. With remote learning, however, physical location has become irrelevant : I continue to tutor students from California, Colorado, and anywhere else in the world with an internet connection. So why can't I transfer my hard-earned, 50+ 5-Star Yelp and Google Reviews to my new location? Keep Reading

The College Board will officially debut its new Digital SAT and PSAT in 2023-24. Here's everything you need to know.

Posted 2022-09-27

The College Board will soon be transitioning the SAT exam to an all-digital format, starting with the March 2023 International SATs, then continuing on to the Fall 2023 PSATs, and finally the March 2024 US SAT (and beyond). The new SAT will be 1 hour shorter, and section-level adaptive, meaning that different test-takers will see different questions. In fact, a "digital SAT pilot" program has already begun! Keep Reading

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