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Kaplan Survey: Percentage of College Admissions Officers Who Visit Applicants’ Social Media Pages on the Rise Again

New York, NY (January 13, 2020) ⁠— Results from Kaplan Test Prep’s 2019 college admissions officers find that 36 percent of the nearly 300 admissions officers polled visit applicants’ social media profiles like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to learn more about them⁠—up from 25 percent last year and following a three year decline in ...

Kaplan Launches Online Resources Hub to Help Students Understand their PSAT® Scores

New York, NY (December 9, 2019) — For high school sophomores, December is more than just thinking about their much deserved days off from school and holiday gift buying and receiving. It also includes getting back their PSAT scores and understanding what’s ahead in the college admissions process.

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Kaplan Survey: Aspiring Doctors Say Free Medical School Tuition is the Way to Go, but a Majority of Admissions Officers Say It’s Not on the Horizon

New York, NY (December 4, 2019) ⁠— Pre-med students have caught free tuition fever, but medical school admissions officers say that’s not something they will be able to offer within the next 10 years, find two new Kaplan Test Prep surveys. According to nearly 350 pre-med students who were polled, 47 percent say medical schools should go tuition ...

Kaplan Test Prep Survey: Depressed Outlook for Business Schools Offers a Hint of Optimism for Potential MBA Applicants

New York, NY (November 13, 2019) ⁠— Between 2014 and 2018, the number of accredited full-time MBA programs in the United States dropped 9 percent to 1,189 -- a trend that a new Kaplan Test Prep survey of over 150 business schools across the United States finds is likely to continue. Of the admissions officers polled, 63 percent predict that the ...

Kaplan Test Prep Comments on the ACT’s Announced Changes to the ACT® College Admissions Exam

New York, NY (October 8, 2019) – The following statement is from Sam Pritchard, director of college prep programs, Kaplan Test Prep, regarding today’s announcement by the ACT on upcoming changes to the ACT college admissions exam, which was taken by nearly 2 million high school students this year.

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Kaplan Test Prep to Hold PSAT Prep Live October 12-15, Giving Free Access to Best-In-Class Live, Interactive Instruction for All Aspiring College Applicants

New York, NY (October 7, 2019) – For many high school sophomores, the PSAT/NMSQT® is more than just good practice for the SAT® -- it’s the first big step on their path to college. A strong score can attract notice from colleges and open the door to scholarship opportunities.

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Kaplan Survey: College Applicants Are Concerned About Unfairness in Admissions, But Most Admissions Officers Say Widespread “Varsity Blues” Behavior is Uncommon

New York, NY (September 23, 2019) — The fallout from Varsity Blues, the scandal that included wealthy and celebrity parents bribing college officials, coaches, and test proctors to help their kids get admitted to some of the country’s most competitive colleges, is causing concern from students and admissions officers, according to two new ...

Education Leaders at Kaplan and ACT Named as New Editors for Association of Test Publishers’ Journal of Applied Testing Technology

New York, NY (September 16, 2019) — The Association of Test Publishers, a non-profit organization representing providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to assessment, selection, screening, certification, licensing, educational or clinical uses, has named Kaplan’s Holly Garner and ACT’s Dianne Henderson as the newest ...

Kaplan Provides Pre-Law Students Advice on How to Succeed on the Digital LSAT® Launching on September 21

New York, NY (September 12, 2019) — The LSAT, the most widely taken admissions exam to get into law school, is just days away from its biggest change in decades. Beginning September 21, every student taking the will take it in its new digital interface, on a tablet.

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Kaplan Bar Review Survey: Most Law School Graduates Say They Underestimated the Amount of Time Needed to Job Hunt

New York, NY (August 26, 2019) — The employment market for new lawyers may be hotter than it has been in over a decade, but a new Kaplan Bar Review survey of recent law school graduates finds that a majority said the process was more time consuming than they had anticipated. Of the 417 newly minted JDs surveyed, 52 percent say the job search ...