TestMagic Blog: College and high school admissions

5 things you can do right now to stand out

5 things you can do right now to stand out

Parents and students, this is for you if you're applying to college in the fall: 5 things you can do now to stay busy and improve your application.

5 things you can do right now to stand out

Parents and students, this is for you if you're applying to college in the fall: 5 things you can do now to stay busy and improve your application.

Why we're moving towards shorter SAT-prep courses

Why we're moving towards shorter SAT-prep courses

In recent years, however, college admissions have become sometimes brutally difficult and ever harder to predict. Where in the past a 4.0 student from Lowell would be virtually assured of...

Why we're moving towards shorter SAT-prep courses

In recent years, however, college admissions have become sometimes brutally difficult and ever harder to predict. Where in the past a 4.0 student from Lowell would be virtually assured of...

Investigator with a pipe and magnifying glass

UC Application Verification

Summary: The UC system audits about 10% of the applications it receives from freshman and transfer applicants. You may have received this email; if you did, it is vital that you...

UC Application Verification

Summary: The UC system audits about 10% of the applications it receives from freshman and transfer applicants. You may have received this email; if you did, it is vital that you...

Example responses to the new UC leadership essay

Example responses to the new UC leadership essay

  In my last email, I introduced and gave a few writing tips for the leadership personal insight question for the University of California application. At the end of the...

Example responses to the new UC leadership essay

  In my last email, I introduced and gave a few writing tips for the leadership personal insight question for the University of California application. At the end of the...

Tips for writing the new UC leadership essay

Tips for writing the new UC leadership essay

Today I’m writing about the new UC applications. This is the first of a multi-part series that I will email out to you first and then publish later on the...

Tips for writing the new UC leadership essay

Today I’m writing about the new UC applications. This is the first of a multi-part series that I will email out to you first and then publish later on the...