April 23, 2013

To Guess or Not To Guess? SAT Version

You may have heard of the SAT’s notorious wrong-answer penalty. Get a question wrong, and not only do you not get the point, but you also lose an additional 1/4th point. It sounds cruel, but it’s really just there to make sure that random guessing can’t change your score very… Read more

March 19, 2013

When should my child take the SAT and ACT?

As you undoubtedly know, the college admissions process has many different components that students must juggle while simultaneously challenging themselves with rigorous courses and demanding sports and extracurricular schedules. When you factor in college visits, PSATs, SATs, ACTs, application essays, requesting letters of applications, interviews, FAFSA, and, of course, the… Read more

February 19, 2013

SAT/ACT Diagnostic: Save Time & Money with shortened prep

Hey, Juniors and Sophomores, want to cut your test prep in half? If you’ve been dreading spending months prepping for both the SAT and ACT, Pacific Learning Academy has great news for you! We offer a comprehensive SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test that mimics the questions and conditions of the real SAT… Read more

January 21, 2013

Test Prep: Classroom Course vs. 1:1 Tutoring

[Carrie is the SAT/ACT Program Manager at Pacific Learning Academy] With college admissions becoming increasingly competitive, particularly for the top colleges, more and more students are spending considerable time preparing for the SAT and ACT, the standardized tests to get into college. Gone are the days when students simply show… Read more

January 5, 2013

College Planning Workshop: February 5th @ Sammamish Library

Parents of Sophomores and Juniors: “HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST COLLEGE FOR YOUR STUDENT AND FOR YOUR POCKETBOOK“ Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 2013 7pm – 8:30pm Sammamish Public Library 825 228th Ave SE Presented by Crystal Anderson (Crystal Clear College Planning) This will be a valuable class for all parents with… Read more

September 1, 2012

The Annual Survey is in!

I remember the first time I asked our clients for feedback with a formal survey. My stomach was tied in knots from the moment I clicked “send” and for the entire 6-week period I waited for responses. Our inner child can’t help but want to be liked, and I tried… Read more

May 3, 2012

College Planning Workshops

Parents of Sophomores and Juniors: You are invited to a FREE College Planning Class “HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST COLLEGE FOR YOUR STUDENT AND FOR YOUR POCKETBOOK“ This will be a valuable class for all parents with college-bound students. The class will focus on high school Sophomores & Juniors (all… Read more

March 3, 2012

What’s the difference between the ACT and the SAT?

Since all 4-year colleges and universities accept the ACT, students should no longer waste their time prepping for both the SAT and the ACT. What’s important is that a student take the BEST test to show off their abilities and impress the colleges they’d like to attend. [Tweet this] Taking… Read more

February 20, 2012

SAT/ACT: How do you choose?

About 70% of students will score better on either the ACT or SAT, but they don’t know that until it’s too late. After 5 years of families asking us “Which test is best for my child?” PLA is excited to announce our comprehensive SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test. Which Test is best?… Read more

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