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Average ACT Scores – What Does the Average Student Score on the ACT?

Many students wonder about average ACT scores–but, what does that mean, exactly? The answer can really take two distinct forms. First, there is the question of what an “average” ACT score might be for all students. In this case, students generally just want to know how their score compares to everyone else who took the …
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What’s a Good SAT Score? – SAT Score Percentiles and Rankings

What’s a “good” SAT score? Well, it depends on what you mean. Of course, this isn’t as straight forward of a question as just having a single answer. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t see how your score compares to your peers–and to other students at the colleges, you’re hoping to attend. Whether the score …
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ACT Percentiles and Rankings: What’s a “Good” ACT Score?

Unfortunately, there’s no easy or short answer for what’s a good ACT score. It depends entirely on the school you’re applying to. However, we can help you start figuring it out. If you’ve recently taken the ACT and you’re wondering how your ACT score stacks up against other students, then you’re also not alone. Below …
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SAT / ACT Conversion Chart – How to Convert SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT are incredibly important for college-bound students. Why is the ACT/SAT so important? Well, not only can they determine whether a student is accepted to their college of choice, but they could also qualify them to receive huge scholarships depending on their score. SAT Scoring As of 2016, the new SAT is now scored …
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One New Secret Weapon for Students Taking the PSAT

As you (probably) know, change is coming to the SAT and PSAT. While the first new SAT will make its debut in March 2016, the new PSAT makes its debut this month. And, included in this new PSAT (which you should be taking!) is one change that is significant to your benefit if you answer …
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3 Tips For Every Underclassmen to Boost Their ACT & SAT Scores

Every fall, a few eager students approach me, interested in test prep well before junior year. Middle school students, freshmen, and sophomores are often anxious over what’s coming down the road. That means they want to get a jump on the work. “If I take your course now just for practice, is that ok?” they …
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6 FREE Resources for ACT/SAT Test Prep

There’s no doubt about it—the ACT and SAT are incredibly important tests. With so much riding on your score—college admittance, scholarships, potential jobs or internships, etc. You’ll want to be as ready as possible when test day comes. And sure, there are lots of options for prep out there, like tutors, online courses, practice tests, …
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ACT vs SAT: Comparing the Two Exams

The ACT vs SAT—the Big Two. To take the ACT or the SAT is one of the biggest steps for high school students to get into college. Students typically take weeks, if not longer, prepping to take the tests. The process involves attending review sessions, taking practice tests, and studying the material. Why is the …