As you may know, I am passionate about test prep. Sick as that sounds, it’s quite true. I don’t know why I’m wired this way, but c’est la vie! I might as well embrace it, right?
Well, in the past 7 years as I’ve worked to crack the SAT and ACT codes, I’ve also acquired a lot of really helpful knowledge in the areas around the tests. I’ve learned not just how to work through given questions, but also how to set a student up for success before ever opening a book to study. And today I get to share a little bit of that know-how with you!
I am so excited to share this episode of The College Checklist Podcast because I know firsthand the power of a well-planned testing timeline.
I see a lot of families make “rookie” mistakes when trying to go it alone because – well – parents only go through this process once per student. That’s not very much practice.
Also, a lot of the cookie-cutter advice that floats around the internet may not apply to your student for a wide array of different considerations.
Without proper guidance, you can cause your student unnecessary stress and waste their time and your money.
Being strategic is critical. I’ve advised hundreds of families regarding the very best testing timeline and the amazing thing is that no 2 plans look alike. Every student gets his or her own personal road map – and that is the key to success.
Because I’m so passionate about this topic, I’m thrilled to share that – starting today – I will be offering phone consultations to help all college-bound families that want help determining the very best testing timeline for their student. These are 100% free, no obligation phone calls with me – a test prep expert with over 7 years of experience!
I’m here for you and – if you’re interested – I’d love to chat. Fill in the form below, and I’ll be in touch!
The College Checklist – How to Create a Stress-Free Testing Timeline
The College Admissions Exams
How To Set Your Testing Timeline
I used my high school self as the template for this timeline. In my junior year, I was enrolled in Precalculus while participating in Mock Trial and the fall play in October and November and the Spring Musical from March to May. I also had AP and IB exams in May.
- Prepare and take the SATs in either October and November OR January and March SAT
- Take 3 SAT Subject Exams in May & June
- Prepare and take the ACT in September & October
Special Considerations for the Class of 2017
I’m Here For You
If you need help, please let me know! There’s no need for you to go it alone!
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About Lauren Gaggioli
Lauren Gaggioli is the founder of Higher Scores Test Prep and the host of The College Checklist Podcast. After graduating from New York University with her B.F.A. in Theater, Lauren moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. To make time for auditions during the day, she called upon her academic roots from her high school days and began tutoring the SAT and ACT. She quickly fell in love – not with the exams, but with the feeling that she was helping students put their feet on a firm path towards a big, bright future.
After 7 years working as an in-home tutor with a large test prep firm and then in her own independent tutoring company, Lauren distilled her experiences into the personalized SAT test prep course that is now available through Higher Scores Test Prep. Lauren’s love of teaching and compassion for what students are facing in today’s complex, competitive college admissions landscape allows her to bring a little bit of calm to her corner of the college admissions process.