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Selectively Test Optional

At most colleges, students now have the option to submit or not submit SAT and ACT scores when applying. However, the relevant question is not “Can I apply without test scores?” The relevant question is: “Should I apply without test scores?” In every aspect of life, there is a wide

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Do Colleges See All of My SAT and ACT Scores?

Better information tends to lead to better decision-making. Often this information is “knowing the rules.” A deep knowledge of them is often key for success in competitive aspects of life, including college admissions. So what are the rules and technicalities of SAT and ACT score reporting that students can use

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More Chances = Higher SAT and ACT Scores

To maximize your chances of a high SAT or ACT score, don’t prep for a test date, prep for a test score. Sometimes preparing for a specific test date is unavoidable (such as when a student has one last test before early application deadlines in senior year). But, I’ll explain

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Take Practice Tests

Why Students Need To Take Practice Tests

“Practice makes perfect.” This saying is a cliché for good reason. In school, sports, even social interactions, and literally every aspect of life, practice improves our performance. It is no surprise then that consistently taking practice tests is imperative for students trying to reach their highest possible score on a

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Performance Tips for Test Day

You can practice infinitely but, if you don’t optimally execute when it counts, then you will not be able to show the full fruits of your labor. Small benefits can add up to significant advantages, so here are some tactics you can use to help you perform your best on

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Deleting ACT Scores

You may have heard the conventional wisdom “Don’t take the SAT or ACT more than three times.”  That was then. This is now: Not only can you pick and choose which ACT test dates to report to colleges, but you can even remove ACT scores from your record. (Note: Students may

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Get the Most from SAT and ACT Prep

Besides the obvious ways to maximize SAT and ACT prep (such as doing consistent prep, doing the homework so a tutor can target areas of weakness, etc), there are two important steps to making the best use of this specialized tutoring.

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Test-Optional Admission Secrets

To me, the most fascinating revelation from the court case that for now has banned the University of California from using SAT and ACT scores in this admission cycle is how the UC schools, which had already gone “test-optional,” were evaluating applicants under a “test-optional” admissions model.¹ Without the court

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