Test Prep & College Admissions Information
The following are some helpful links to learn more about the college admissions process and tests.
Philadelphia Education and College Planning Consultants
At A+, we work closely with several education and college planning consultants. Visit the pages below for more information!
- College Admissions Consultants
- College Financial Planning Consultants
- Educational Psychologists
- Specialized Consultants
Other Test Prep, Academic, and Scholarly Resources
The College Board
For information about the PSAT, NMQST, SAT Reasoning Test, SAT II Subject Tests, AP, or CLEP tests.
Independent School Admissions Exams
A recommended resource for help with essay drafting, writing, organizing, and publishing.
For an overview of the ACT test and ACT resources, visit their website.
Parke Muth on College Admissions
Parke Muth, an educational consultant, has put together a great list of articles about the college admissions process.
National Center for Educational Statistics
Visit this website for more information on college admissions, test score requirements, costs, and college profiles.
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
This is a great resource where professionals and parents provide information to help your student succeed in school and in life.
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