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Why Retake the SAT?

Why should you retake the SAT after all the work you put in the first time ACT & SAT
After all that studying, prepping, practice test-taking, stressing, and finally taking the SAT, the last thing you’re probably thinking is: I want to do that again. The SAT is a big deal and a big commitment, especially in the middle of college searching and regular school. So once you’re done with the test, why should you …
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Should You Retake the ACT?

The new PSAT is a bit different from the old one in terms of scoring. ACT & SAT
Wondering if you should retake the ACT? Many students benefit from retakes—in fact, 57 percent of students score higher when they take the test more than once! Retaking may not be necessary for everyone, but here are some things to consider when deciding whether you should. A higher score can increase more than your admissions …
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What To Do If You Don’t Have a Perfect ACT Score

A perfect ACT score of 36 is elusive, but that shouldn't stop you from getting into your dream school. ACT & SAT
The highest possible and perfect ACT score is a 36. However, the ACT Profile Report for last year’s graduating class (2017), indicates that of the 2,030,038 students who took the ACT, only 2,760 earned a perfect ACT score. So for the vast majority of us, that 36 will remain elusive. But that doesn’t mean you …
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Yale ACT & SAT Scores: What It Takes To Get In

Yale University offers full-ride scholarships (free tuition). ACT & SAT
As an Ivy League university, it makes sense that Yale is one of the most competitive colleges to gain admission to in the country. Each year, Yale receives around 31,000 applications for their freshman class of around 1,300 students. All told, Yale accepts just over 6 percent of students who apply. One important part of …
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Vanderbilt University ACT & SAT Scores: What It Takes To Get In

Vanderbilt University ACT & SAT
Nearly 30,000 students apply to Vanderbilt University in Nashville each year. Of these, just under 4,000 students are accepted, for a 13 percent admissions rate. VU’s admissions committee requires either an ACT or an SAT score. If you take SAT subjects tests, you can submit them with your application for consideration as well, but they’re …
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Carnegie Mellon University ACT & SAT Scores: What It Takes To Get In

Students applying to Carnegie Mellon usually have high SAT or ACT scores. ACT & SAT
Carnegie Mellon University is perhaps best known for its computer science and engineering programs. However, the private university offers a full range of bachelor’s programs in the arts and humanities as well. Carnegie Mellon receives nearly 20,000 applications each year. Of these, the school accepts 5,000 students. At 24.6 percent, the admissions rate to Carnegie …
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Duke ACT & SAT Test Scores: What You Need To Get In

Duke SAT and ACT scores are quite high, which makes sense since Duke is highly selective. ACT & SAT
Known for its top-notch academics, research, as well as passionate and expert teachers, Duke is a powerhouse university that offers each and every one of its students a challenge and reward. As one of the top private, co-ed colleges in the US, Duke is as selective as it is prestigious. With an acceptance rate of …
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USC SAT and ACT Scores: What It Takes To Get In

University of Southern California ACT & SAT
The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the leading private research universities in the country. The university has esteemed programs for business, education, engineering, medicine, social work, and law. The other programs to note include USC’s journalism and cinema schools. With so much prestige comes heavy competition. Over 50,000 students apply each year, …
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How To Break Down Your ACT Score

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ACT test scores range from 1 to 36. The composite score is based on an average of the English, math, reading, and science section tests. The average ACT score, for the 2015-2016 school year, is a 21, with a standard deviation of 5.4. The distribution of scores looks a little something like this:  From that, …
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