Frequently Asked Questions...
What is a ThinquePrep student's average standardized test score improvement?
If a student commits to completing the program we set out for them, we expect their ACT score to improve by 4-6 points and their SAT by 150-200 points.
What are the best practice materials for testing?
At ThinquePrep, we believe that the best practice material is the material released directly by the test makers. We do not believe that practice exams released by any third party (e.g., Elite, Princeton Review, Kaplan, etc.) are accurate measures of how a student will perform on the real exam.
We have spent countless hours sourcing and curating our materials so that our students excel on their standardized exams.
Which test should I take - SAT or ACT?
This is a very hard question to answer without properly knowing a student's strengths and weaknesses.
The best way to figure out which test is best would be to take both diagnostic exams. This will allow us to compare scores and discuss key differences.
To schedule your complimentary diagnostic exam, please click here.
Do colleges prefer that students take the SAT or the ACT?
Actually, as of 2011, all colleges stopped preferential treatment for either test. We recommend that you take whichever test better shows off your skills.
How does ThinquePrep distinguish itself from other services?
Well, unlike many other “traditional” test preparation organizations, we don't believe in "test hacks." (If these worked, then everybody would have perfect scores!) Instead, we believe in building solid academic foundations through our holistic approach to test preparation. That way, students can do more than simply pick the right answers; they understand the principles of language arts, math, and science that inform those answers, thus becoming not only better test-takers, but also better students.
How can an independent educational consultant help me decide which colleges I should apply to?
Most families only hear about the same 20 schools over and over again. While these schools are great institutions, they enroll less than a fraction of 1% of the college students around the country. Furthermore, they may not be the best fit for every student. Many successful individuals have attended universities you may not have ever heard of.
There are thousands of colleges around the world, some with spectacular specialized programs that you may not know about. An IEC will listen to your goals – academic, financial, social, etc. – and help you make a solid plan so that you can meet those goals.
Will you help me get into my school of choice?
At ThinquePrep, we do our best to help you find the colleges that best suit your needs. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee admission into any school. You should always be wary of companies that promise admittance into the school of your choice. No legitimate company can possibly guarantee admission.