The Vine

A blog where Ivy Experience disentangles college admissions

Interpreting PSAT Scores

This fall, more than 3.5 million high school juniors and sophomores took the PSAT, a preliminary version of the SAT delivered by College Board. Score reports will be returned to schools on December 11th-13th. Parents and students face several questions when they...

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What is the Coalition Application?

In this Q-&-A-style guest post by Philadelphia area college guru Cigus Vanni (edited by Ivy Experience), Cigus explains what rising seniors need to know about the Coalition Application: what it is, what it does, what colleges use it, and what students should use it.  ...

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How ACT Scores are Calculated

People are often confused by the ACT's scoring system. Out of 36? How the heck does that work? Sometimes the scoring can seem random. And in fact, there is some randomness involved in how your performance (the number of questions you get right) converts to a score out...

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Pre finals study tips

It’s finals season. We’re about halfway through the school year, and that means students are about to be tested on everything they’ve learned since the early fall. Whether you view finals as an opportunity to showcase how hard you’ve worked, or a major obstacle to...

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Ivy Experience Founders Analyze the Recent ACT

Ivy Experience's founders, Eric Karlan and Karan Shah, tackled the most recently released ACT to offer insight on its contents relative to past exams. Here are their thoughts on each section:   ENGLISH Eric A LOT of punctuation questions. And a lot of questions to...

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