I received a wonderful Christmas present yesterday: one of my SAT students who took our SAT prep program in Old Saybrook last January and then followed up with a few individual test prep students in Madison in the fall was just admitted to one of our elite military academies. He’s a great guy and I’m glad our military will have another excellent leader.
His story should serve as instructive to all Connecticut parents contemplating test prep. His PSAT score in 2015 was nowhere near what the military academies would need for acceptance. This was a shame because he had everything else required: grades, activities, leadership, fit for the military. As would be expected, the military is direct about what they require. Unlike many colleges that claim that test scores below their median won’t really hurt a candidate’s chances, the military will flat out tell candidates – at least those that are close -what they need to be gain admission.
My student took our SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar last January and dramatically improved his score. He applied but was told that he was still a few points shy of admission. We worked for a few weeks on individual SAT prep. He improved… and last night… was accepted!!!