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Kaplan Test Prep Issues Statement on the College Board’s Decision to Assign SAT® Takers an “Adversity Score”

The following statement about the College Board’s decision to assign an “adversity score” to each student who takes the SAT, in order to give colleges information on applicants’ social and economic backgrounds, comes from Jeff Thomas, executive director of admissions programs, Kaplan Test Prep:

“Elite colleges have long been grappling ...

Kaplan Bar Review Survey: Only 29 Percent of Law School Graduates Think Their Alma Mater Does Enough to Help their Students in the Area of Mental Health

New York, NY (May 1, 2019) — With mental health diagnoses on the rise among U.S. college students, a new Kaplan Bar Review survey of more than 300 recent law school graduates finds that just 29 percent think their law school does enough in the area of mental health to help its students who may experience elevated levels of academic stress*. ...

The New York Mets, Kaplan Test Prep and ACT Present College Prep Day at Citi Field on May 2 to Help Students Navigate the Admissions Process

New York, NY (April 24, 2019) — To help high school students across the New York City area prepare for the college admissions process, the New York Mets will be hosting College Prep Day on Thursday, May 2 at Citi Field, partnering with Kaplan Test Prep and ACT, makers of the ACT® college admissions exam.

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Kaplan Test Prep Survey: The Future of Affirmative Action May Be in Question, But Pre-Med Students are More Decisive — 80 Percent Want a More Diverse Medical Profession

New York, NY (April 15, 2019) — A new Kaplan Test Prep survey of over 245 pre-med students finds that 80 percent say it’s important for the American medical profession to be more demographically representative of the general patient population*.

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Kaplan Test Prep Issues Statement on the Just Released Scores from the New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)

New York, NY (March 18, 2019) — The following statement about the NYC Department of Education releasing scores from the 2018 SHSAT exam comes from Dennis Yim, director of academics, Kaplan Test Prep:

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Kaplan Test Prep Survey: Nearly 90 Percent of Law Schools Say the Political Climate Was a Significant Factor in Application Increase

New York, NY (February 25, 2019) - According to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2018 law school admissions officers survey, an overwhelming 87 percent report that the current political climate in the U.S. was a significant factor in this past cycle’s application increase. This includes 30 percent who describe it as a “very significant” factor. These were ...

Kaplan Test Prep Survey: Business School Admissions Officers Identify Political Environment and a Strong Economy as the Top Reasons for the Application Slump at U.S. MBA Programs

New York, NY (January 30, 2019) - Amidst a relatively strong job market for newly minted MBAs, top business schools across the United States are reporting something they have not experienced in years -- a significant drop in applicants.

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Kaplan Test Prep Survey: Social Media Checks By College Admissions Officers Decline Due to Savvier Applicants and Shifting Attitudes

(November 27, 2018) — Kaplan Test Prep's 2018 college admissions officers survey finds that 25 percent of them visit applicants' social pages to learn more about them, a decline from 40 percent three years ago.

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ACT and Kaplan Test Prep Expand Digital Product Suite, Including More Free Learning Resources for Students Who Test with Fee Waivers

Iowa City, Iowa (November 5, 2018) — Students who are eligible to take the ACT® test with a fee waiver now have more online learning resources to help them prepare for test day, with the introduction of ACT® Rapid Review by Kaplan. Last year more than 500,000 students qualified for a fee waiver.

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Kaplan Test Prep Survey: Hope for Young Voter Turnout May Lie Among America’s Future Professionals

New York, NY (October 31, 2018) — Amid reports of possible low turnout among young voters, a new Kaplan Test Prep survey indicates that at least one segment of younger voters says it plans to participate at the ballot box: college-educated students who are planning to become future professionals.

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