SAT / ACT RESOURCES
The question I am asked most often by parents and students is how heavily weighted test scores are in the college admissions process.
Colleges and universities today are receiving more applications than they ever have before. The admissions teams at most of these schools are relatively small, and with so many applications to review in such a short amount of time, the decision-making process really comes down to a few key metrics.
In the Math sections, there is always going to be a RIGHT answer. In the Verbal sections, there is one answer that is BEST out of the four options presented.
In the end, colleges want to see that you can grow, learn, and take opportunities as they come. The SAT and ACT are your opportunities to shine. Don’t let them slip away, your mom will thank you.
People often ask us why we are so passionate about National Merit.
Active review of material is not generally something that teachers ever have time for in the classroom, nor do many teachers even assign review as homework.
The first organization I joined at my school was my pre-law fraternity. The application process was a week long and involved a series of interviews as well as a full online application (of course, at the top of my resume was my National Merit Scholarship).
It seems like every day, we hear about another college or university going “test optional”. When we first started hearing about it, we honestly didn’t think much of it.
It wasn’t until we heard about the University of Chicago, currently ranked #6 in National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, going test optional that we really started to get curious.
After having scored my first practice test on the ACT fear started to kick in. I was at a 21 and I needed to drastically improve my test taking habits in order to get into good schools.