Why Do Some Colleges Require the ACT/SAT and Others Don’t?

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While a majority of colleges and universities still do require students to submit their ACT/SAT test scores, there is a growing trend of schools that don’t require scores. These are known as test-optional schools.  Why Test-Optional? There is an ongoing debate about the validity of standardized testing exams. Some argue that they aren’t an accurate representation …

Are SAT Subject Tests Required?

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The aim of the general SAT test is to evaluate your reasoning skills and your readiness for college. The SAT Subject tests, on the other hand, is meant to assess your knowledge in a specific subject area. If you are wondering whether SAT subject tests are required, the answer is it depends. SAT Subject Tests …

What Happens During College Orientation?

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Have you selected your college orientation date yet? If not, you’ll definitely want to get on that! Many of the favored dates fill up fast, so make sure you’re doing it as soon as possible. Now that you’ve signed up though, do you know what happens during the college orientation? Each School is Different Every …

What is SAT Score Choice?

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If you take the SAT multiple times, you get the option of choosing which scores to send as part of your college application and which scores remain undisclosed. This is known as SAT Score Choice. Should I Submit These Scores? Students who are not happy with their SAT scores often choose to retake the test …

What is the NMSQT?

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As you’re preparing for college, you’ll come across a lot of tests with acronym names, the most well known being the ACT and SAT. There’s also the PSAT and the PreACT. But what about the NMSQT? What is the NMSQT? It stands for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It refers to the PSAT that …

What Happens During a College Interview?

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While a majority of colleges don’t request an interview, some schools do make it part of the application process—even if optionally. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can make the college interview a bit less stressful. The Basics There are few colleges in the United States that make a college interview part of the …