How to Hook Your Scores

Despite what you may have heard, standardized tests STILL count.

In the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, the percentage of admitted students who submitted scores in the early rounds was dramatically higher than those who opted NOT to submit scores at some schools, according to a report The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The best way to maximize your scores is to prep – especially one-on-one with an experienced tutor.  College Application Consultants offers individualized tutoring for the non-math sections of the SAT, ACT and PSAT – in person or by Zoom – with Bill Proctor, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and author of more than 90 books.  

Bill Proctor's Prep Program

Bill Proctor’s proprietary tutoring techniques have helped scores of students vastly improve their scores – by hundreds of points in a number of cases. Many of his students have become National Merit Commended Students, Semifinalists, and Finalists.

Offering one-on-one coaching tailored to a student’s individual needs, Bill specializes in all sections of the tests except the math sections. Working with students in person or by Zoom, he covers the following:

• SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections
• ACT English, Reading, and Science sections
• PSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections

“The benefits of prepping for the SAT and ACT aren’t limited to doing well on a particular test,” says Bill. “In fact, the skills required for the grammar, reading, and vocabulary sections are life skills, which are essential both for college admissions and for later success in the real world.”


Most colleges “superscore” the SAT, by combining the best Math and best Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores from multiple tests. In most cases, prepping and taking the test multiple times is a no-lose situation.


The ACT, a viable alternative to the SAT, includes test sections in English, Reading, Math, and Science. Students could have everything to gain from retaking the test.


The PSAT in Grade 11 serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). By prepping for this test, students may qualify as National Merit Commended Students, Semifinalists, and Finalists – and also get a head start on the SAT.