Juniors (and some sophomores) at high schools across the country take the PSAT exam each October. For many college bound students, it is the beginning of the “college planning process”. It is the catalyst for exploring colleges, thinking about reasonable prospects, and considering additional testing (SAT, ACT and Subject Tests) and related preparation.
Posts Tagged ‘ SAT & ACT Scores ’
The College Board’s new policy that lets students report selected SAT scores has set off both a national debate and heightened anxiety. Until now, students who took the SAT more than once had no choice but to submit scores from all test administration dates. Score Choice eliminates that requirement, except when the college or university opposes the policy.
A new report released by the National Association of College Admission Counseling found that SAT and ACT coaching slightly improved scores. According to the report, a typical increase is 30 points on the SAT (combined math and reading scores) and less than one point on the ACT. However, at some colleges, a relatively minor gain could enhance a student’s opportunity for admission.
Here are some can’t miss FREE on-line programs to improve your scores. Since building your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills is a cumulative process, it is recommended that you get started as early as possible.
College Admissions officers try to build a diverse and balanced class of motivated, involved, and qualified students with genuine interests, impressive achievements, interesting talents & experiences, good character and real personalities – with the potential to “fit in” and be an asset to the school. Passion, intellectual curiosity, maturity, leadership, commitment and energy are particularly [...]