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The College Application – It’s not only about GPA & Test Scores

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Nov 13
To help parents understand these changes and how they affect the college application process, Curvebreakers presents this third installment in our 3-part College Application Series: The College Application – It’s not all about GPA & Test Scores In Part 1 & 2, we discussed that SAT/ACT scores and GPA together make up approximately 60% of college’s acceptance decisions, which still leaves us with 40% remaining. That’s a huge portion, and it means there are significant

Why is high school GPA important to colleges?

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Nov 06
To help parents understand these changes and how they affect the college application process, Curvebreakers presents this second installment in our 3-part College Application Series: How does high school GPA influence colleges’ acceptance decisions? Our chart shows that GPA makes up approximately 30% of a college’s acceptance decision – the same as the SAT/ACT score. It is possible – and more common than you may think – for a student with a high GPA to

How much does your SAT/ACT score matter?

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Oct 29
A lot has changed in the last 20 years when it comes to applying for colleges: SAT/ACT tests continue to evolve; teacher recommendations aren’t the differentiator they once were; and now more than ever, we accept that a student’s abilities can’t be measured solely through GPA and SAT/ACT scores. So, where does that leave college-bound students in 2018? To help parents understand these changes and how they affect the college application process, Curvebreakers presents this

Demonstrated Interest & Applying for Colleges

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Sep 27
How interested are you in attending each school you’ve applied for? Colleges are paying attention. Demonstrated interest relates to the idea that students need to show a school that if selected for admission, they will attend. Each College has a Yield Rate – the percentage of students that attend after acceptance. It is one of the top factors considered in US News and World Report when ranking colleges & universities. Because of this important metric,

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

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Sep 01
Curvebreakers’ ​ Student of the Month​ series features students who go above and beyond to achieve outstanding results. They take full advantage of everything Curvebreakers has to offer by improving their scores, being accepted to top schools, or receiving exceptional scholarships. We recognize them to inspire all Curvebreakers students to reach for their dreams! Our Student of the Month for ​ September 2018​ is ​Afia H.,​ who received excellent scores on both the SAT and

Is Early Decision a Good Decision for You?

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Jun 27
Summer is wrapping up and back-to-school supplies are beginning to crowd store shelves. If you’re a senior stocking up for your last year of high school, though, you’ve got bigger decisions to make than simply which backpack will best withstand the weight of all your textbooks this year. College applications are right around the corner, and if you’ve been toying with applying early decision it’s time to start getting serious. What Is Early Decision? Early

ACT vs SAT

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Jun 07
ACT vs. SAT: Six Differences Between the Two Tests The ACT and SAT are both recognized in the US as standardized tests for college admission. The exam measures the proficiency of high school students in several critical areas. These are Mathematics, Science, English, and Reading Comprehension. They might also include an essay writing section; however, it will not have any merit on your final score. The scoring system used only considers the number of correct

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

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Apr 02
Curvebreakers’ ​Student of the Month​ series features students who go above and beyond to achieve outstanding results. They take full advantage of everything Curvebreakers has to offer by improving their scores, being accepted to top schools, or receiving exceptional scholarships. We recognize them to inspire all Curvebreakers students to reach for their dreams! Our Student of the Month for ​April 2018​ is ​Ryan H.,​ who brought his ACT score up 12 points. Incredible work, Ryan!

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

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Mar 01
Curvebreakers’ Student of the Month series features students who go above and beyond to achieve outstanding results. They take full advantage of everything Curvebreakers has to offer by improving their scores, being accepted to top schools, or receiving exceptional scholarships. We recognize them to inspire all Curvebreakers students to reach for their dreams! Our Student of the Month for March 2018 is Chloe R., who received a perfect score on the ACT. Wow! Chloe is

Why Taking Practice Tests Will Increase Your Score

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Feb 26
Taking one SAT seems boring enough, right? So why would you want to take one, two, or even eight more? Well, as it turns out, there are plenty of reasons you should. Whether you’re gearing up to take the SAT or the ACT, you’re probably wondering what the best way to prepare is. Rather than trying to tackle a ton of studying right off the bat, you should learn what areas you struggle with more