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The Admissions Glossary

The Admissions Glossary

Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a ...

By Fastweb Staff
Published August 8, 2016
SAT Study Tips

SAT Study Tips

Don't stress over the SAT, just prep for it instead!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 7, 2016
Eat Your Way to a Higher SAT or ACT Exam Score

Eat Your Way to a Higher SAT or ACT Exam Score

Preparing for the college admission tests while eating potato chips and drinking cola? You may not be as ready for the SAT or ACT as you think. We talked to dieticians ...

The Fastweb Team
Published August 6, 2016
What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

Where do you stand compared to students across the nation?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 6, 2016
7 Steps to Improving Your ACT or SAT Scores

7 Steps to Improving Your ACT or SAT Scores

In the end, your effort and hard work will be worth it once you have your pick of all your choice schools.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 6, 2016
Your Test Prep To Do List

Your Test Prep To Do List

Ensure you have all of your ducks in a row before the exam so you won't feel rushed or need to scramble the day of the test.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 6, 2016
Everyday SAT Prep

Everyday SAT Prep

There are many parts of a successful college application, the most important of which is high school grades. The second most important part is the SAT score. The SAT is typically ...

The Fastweb Team
Published August 5, 2016
How to Prepare for the SAT Last Minute

How to Prepare for the SAT Last Minute

Whether you're an activist, a poet or a social media savant - Fastweb has scholarships suited to your application needs.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 4, 2016
Top Must-Do’s the Night Before the ACT Exam

Top Must-Do’s the Night Before the ACT Exam

With less than 24 hours before you walk into the exam center, what should you do?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 4, 2016
Top Strategies for ACT Test Day

Top Strategies for ACT Test Day

Amidst all that you're doing before the big day to ensure a top score, don't forget to consider what you can do on your actual test day that will help you succeed.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 4, 2016
What's My Role on Moving Day? A Guide for Parents

What's My Role on Moving Day? A Guide for Parents

Discover your role on college moving day.

By Kathryn Knight
Published August 4, 2016
Your Guide to the Current PSAT

Your Guide to the Current PSAT

The PSAT is now more similar to the SAT than ever before, which makes it the perfect practice exam - learn how!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 3, 2016
Deciding If You Should Apply to College Early

Deciding If You Should Apply to College Early

Let's examine the question of when to apply to college: early or not?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 3, 2016
Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

Find out what to take and how to prepare.

The Fastweb Team
Published August 3, 2016
How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

Once your student leaves for college, it can become one of the most challenging times as a parent.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 26, 2016
August Checklist for High School Juniors

August Checklist for High School Juniors

The more organized you are in your studies and the college preparation process, the more you’ll be able to enjoy every moment with your friends.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 21, 2016
August Checklist for High School Seniors

August Checklist for High School Seniors

Vow to stay organized and on top of everything you need to do so that you can do the things you want to do.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 21, 2016
College Offering Pokémon Go Themed Campus Tours

College Offering Pokémon Go Themed Campus Tours

You’ve “gotta catch ‘em all” but you need to visit college campuses, too. What’s a student/player to do? We may have a solution for you.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 20, 2016
6 Helpful Apps for Graduate Students

6 Helpful Apps for Graduate Students

Ace your classes and stay organized with these apps for grad students.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 19, 2016
8 Things All Undocumented Students Should Know About Applying to College

8 Things All Undocumented Students Should Know About Applying to College

No matter what your status: get ready to apply for college!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 19, 2016