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What is a good SAT Score for the Ivy League

What Is A Good SAT Score For The Ivy League?

By Peter Zimmerman / 05/07/2024

Because of the Ivy League’s level of prestige and high-esteemed academics, competition for its coveted few freshman class spots is fierce. Hundreds of thousands of students apply each year to the Ivy League from around the world – for the Class of 2027, over 400,000 students applied across all eight Ivy League schools. This Article…

Do SATs/ACTs matter for your college application?

Standardized Testing in College Admission

By Jessica Sibbing / 01/11/2024

Debunking the myths To submit testing, or not to submit testing, that is the question on every student’s mind, but how much do colleges even care about standardized scores? Even though most colleges today use a holistic review that considers various factors to determine admission, standardized testing is often still considered to be the greatest…

What’s a Good SAT/ACT Score for Applying to College?

What’s a Good SAT/ACT Score for Applying to College?

By Solomon Team / 06/29/2023

In addition to the usual application materials, like transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays, students are often asked to submit standardized test scores from either the SAT or ACT exam when applying to college. Top schools do not recommend one test over the other; students are allowed to submit whichever one they prefer. SAT/ACT scores…

Are SAT and ACT Relevant for College Admissions

Are the SAT and ACT Still Relevant for College Admissions?

By Solomon Team / 05/04/2023

Understanding the Pros and Cons For decades, the SAT and ACT have been a staple in the college admissions process. However, in recent years, there has been debate about whether these standardized tests are still relevant in today’s college admissions landscape. Here’s what you need to know: Pros of the SAT and ACT: Cons of…

Is college admissions all about perfect GPA and testing scores?

Is college admissions all about perfect GPA and testing scores?

By Solomon Team / 04/03/2023

No, college admissions is not solely about perfect GPAs and testing. While good grades and high test scores can certainly help, there are many other factors that colleges consider when evaluating applicants. First, it might be helpful to understand the difference between holistic and non-holistic college admissions. Holistic Admissions Holistic college admissions is an approach…

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The SAT is Going Digital: Everything You Need to Know

By Solomon Team / 03/25/2022

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all facets of education. In fact, it has caused the greatest disruption of education systems in history. Among that disruption was the cancellation of many SAT and ACT test dates in 2020. Students were left without options. Colleges and universities across the U.S. scrambled to reinvent…

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How Do You Improve Your ACT Scores?

By Solomon Team / 12/13/2021

Most students take the ACT for the first time in either February or April of their junior year. Unfortunately, not many students will hit a home run on their first ACT sitting. But don’t worry, you can take the ACT again; actually, you can take the ACT up to 12 times but I wouldn’t advise…

Do Colleges Look Differently On the ACT and the SAT?

Do Colleges Look Differently On the ACT and the SAT?

By Solomon Team / 11/25/2020

The short answer is No. Colleges may ask for either the SAT or ACT, but they do not treat applicants differently based on which test scores are sent. Either one will suffice and be treated equally. Some colleges may also be “test-optional”; they may not ask for any tests at all. You may want to…

What you need to know about SAT Subject Tests

What you need to know about SAT Subject Tests

By Solomon Team / 09/27/2018

Everyone knows that they have to take the SAT or ACT for most college admissions, but what about the SAT Subject Tests? Are they really a thing? Yes, they are – particularly for students applying to the most competitive colleges and universities where they may be required or recommended. For some programs, specific SAT Subject…

Juniors –– Plan Now, Relax Later

Juniors –– Plan Now, Relax Later

By Solomon Team / 08/22/2018

For most high school students, junior year is a crucial juncture. It’s during the eleventh grade that most students will experience their most challenging schedule and coursework to date. What’s more, kicking off the second half of high school means beginning the march into the college admissions process. Or at least that’s how it should…