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Do you know the 5 different types of Test-Optional policies?

Test-Optional for All Students: All applicants have the choice of submitting standardized test scores. No one is required to submit scores, but they can if they wish. Test-Optional for Some Students: Some specific academic programs or applicants (like homeschooled students or international students) may still be required to submit test scores. Test-Flexible: SAT or ACT Read More


As a new college admissions cycle gets underway with the launch of the 2024 CommonApplication on Tuesday, August 1, a new tally shows that a record 85% of U.S. bachelor’sdegree-granting colleges and universities will not require ACT or SAT scores from recent highschool graduates seeking to enroll in Fall 2024. According to the National Center Read More

Key URL Links for the SAT, PSAT, and ACT

Here are some quick links if you are looking for information on the SAT, PSAT or ACT: PSAT and Scholarship Information This site gives extensive information on the PSAT and the National Merit Scholarship. SAT Prep. This site is helpful in preparing and registering for the S.A.T. exam. SAT Link – Services for Read More

Plan Ahead for the SAT and ACT

Going to college is an exciting opportunity, but the application process, especially the testing, can be stressful. Planning ahead for the SAT and ACT will help your students minimize the stress and maximize their test scores. These tips for each year of high school will help your students set themselves up for success. Tips by Read More

What Does “Test Optional” Mean Anyway?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the college admissions calendar. High school juniors would normally be taking the SAT or ACT this spring and, if not satisfied with their scores, retaking the tests during the summer or fall of their senior year. However, the SAT and ACT were canceled this spring and it is not clear Read More

The ACT is Stressful Enough. Let It Wait

Some of you may have read my recent article about when to start ACT test prep for your child. (See article here) As I have heard back from parents and teachers on this subject and researched the topic further, I have come to some alarming realizations about how much pressure parents and, in some cases, schools Read More

For the ACT, past is prologue

Recall for a moment, if you will, a trope of the cheesy romantic comedy. Have I…uh…seen you here before? Replace the sheepish questioner with this spring’s ACT test takers and swap the eye-rolling recipient with the April ACT, and you’ve got yourself a standardized test prep smash hit. By the way, the answer is “yes.” Read More

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