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Standardized Tests

How To Choose Between ACT and SAT, 2021 Edition

How To Choose Between ACT and SAT, 2021 Edition 1200 315 Charlene Chiu

If you’re opting to submit an SAT or ACT score to colleges, this up-to-date guide helps you decide which test to take.

CollegeBoard Cancels SAT Subject Tests: An Opportunity for Students

CollegeBoard Cancels SAT Subject Tests: An Opportunity for Students 1000 675 Charlene Chiu

CollegeBoard is discontinuing the SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT essay. Here’s what students can do with their extra time.

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition)

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition) 1000 1000 Larry Liu

Colleges are being forced to rapidly innovate a holistic admissions process that hasn’t been changed in years, all due to COVID-19. Universities and applicants both face significant uncertainty. In this post, we expand upon the issues fueling this uncertainty and how seniors can effectively navigate the upcoming application cycle ahead.

How to Stand Out to Colleges When Tests are Optional

How to Stand Out to Colleges When Tests are Optional 1000 675 Theo Wolf

It’s impossible to know precisely how these shifts will affect college admissions, but one thing is certain: academics are going to play the smallest role they have ever played. As admissions officers have less and less confidence in their traditional measures of student aptitude, they are going to look more and more to the untraditional. Spikes will be more important than ever.

A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Studying the ACT

A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Studying the ACT 800 533 Larry Liu

It’s hard to know where to start studying for the ACT. This post outlines a few resources to help students prepare to self-study for the test.

How to Choose Between the ACT and the SAT, 2018 Edition

How to Choose Between the ACT and the SAT, 2018 Edition 750 483 Theo Wolf

The international version of the ACT is now taken by computer instead of by pen and paper. Because of this, we’ve changed how we recommend this test compared to the SAT.