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Stay On Track for College Admissions Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Stay On Track for College Admissions Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Get up-to-date information and resources to stay on track for college admissions amidst the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Standardized Testing: What You Need to Know

Standardized Testing: What You Need to Know

The prospect of standardized testing is immensely stressful, and parents and students have many questions about standardized testing.

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Acing the SAT and ACT: What You Need to Know

Acing the SAT and ACT: What You Need to Know

Standardized testing is stressful for many students and parents because it has such high stakes. At many U.S. and international universities, test scores are a major factor in admissions decisions. But taking a standardized test like the SAT or ACT doesn't have to be stressful and scary.

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The New Sat: How It’s Changed, and How You Can Prepare for It

The New Sat: How It’s Changed, and How You Can Prepare for It

In March of 2016, the CollegeBoard (which administers the SAT and PSAT), kicked off the new SAT, which is a major change from the old one which had been in use for a decade. The new SAT has now been used for almost two years, and there's still not much understanding about how parents and students should best adapt. So here is a summary.

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Here’s How You Can Ace the SAT and ACT

Here’s How You Can Ace the SAT and ACT

LifeLaunchr now has a way to help parents and students to ace the SAT and ACT, through it's partnership with Aspire Education Project. For over a decade, Aspire Education Project’s expert tutors have led the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area tutoring market, helping students reach their college goals at schools including Stanford, Cornell, Duke, and the University of California, Berkeley.

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VIDEO: Your Roadmap to Stress-Free College Admissions

On April 2, Aspire Education Project and LifeLaunchr presented a free webinar: "Your Roadmap to Stress-Free College Admissions." Presented by test preparation expert, Sy Kim, Director of Programs at Aspire, and Venkates Swaminathan, CEO of LifeLaunchr, the webinar was a great overview of the college admissions process for parents and students, to help each student get into and can afford the college or program that is the best fit for them.

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Tips for Stress-Free Standardized College Admissions Testing

Tips for Stress-Free Standardized College Admissions Testing

Standardized testing is a complex, and often overwhelming, issue for parents and students thinking about college. To help families with this, Linda King of The King Advantage and Venkates Swaminathan of LifeLaunchr presented "Tips for Stress-Free Standardized College Admissions Testing." The webinar is a great overview of how parents and students can make the best decisions about standardized testing.

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<a href="https://www.lifelaunchr.com/author/swamusyahoo-com/" target="_self">Venkates Swaminathan</a>

Venkates Swaminathan

Venkates Swaminathan (Swami) is the founder and CEO of LifeLaunchr, the world's first virtual college admissions coaching platform, and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Swami has been an executive in the education and technology industries for over 25 years. He has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is the father of a child in college, and in his spare time, he is a jazz and Indian classical singer and pianist.

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