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Taking the Stress Out of the SAT

SAT season is under way at the nation’s high schools. With the next test date loomingon May 4, there are a few things your students – and you — can do to calm those nervesand tackle the SAT with confidence. The modern SAT has three sections:Reading. Students will have 65 minutes to answer 52 multiple-choice Read More

Test Optional and Test Free Colleges

FairTest continues to update their list of more than 2000 Colleges that are now SAT/ACT Test Optional or completely Test-Free institutions. The list of schools includes Accredited, Bachelor’s Degree Granting Colleges & Universities with ACT/SAT Optional or Test-Free Admission Policies for Students Seeking to Enroll in Fall 2024 or Beyond. Here is a link to Read More

FAQs on the New Digital SAT

Just like in medicine, in the world of college admissions, there are generalists and specialists. I am a generalist. I know a lot about undergraduate admissions; what colleges are looking for, how to write the most compelling essays, and much more. But I am not a testing zealot, I don’t get involved in athletic recruitment Read More

Digital SAT Test Preparation – Free

Do you have students that are struggling with the Digital SAT? Prepaze has created complete and comprehensive computer adaptive practice DSATs, meticulously designed by experts, offering precise, high-quality content that faithfully replicates the actual exam experience for thorough preparation. With the practice test results, your students can also thoroughly examine test outcomes, precisely identifying improvement Read More

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

SAT/ACT Scores Comparison Worksheet

Cigus Vanni of The College Fairy LLC annually compiles average SAT/ACT scores for studentsm who enrolled at most US Colleges & Universities. He has compiled data from 2020, 2022 and recently updated with 2023 data. Lisa Dubuque, a Counselor at Headwaters School in Austin, TX then puts that data into an easy to access/use spreadsheet. Read More

The College Board is taking the SAT 100% Digital

The College Board announced that the SAT test will be going all digital. In November 2021, College Board piloted the digital SAT in the U.S. and internationally; 80% of students responded that they found it to be less stressful and 100% of educators reported having a positive experience. What’s Changing “The digital SAT will be Read More

Average SAT Score by State

List of All Average State SAT Scores Here are the most recent average SAT scores for all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Find your area below and see how your SAT score compares with your region’s average! State Participation Rate EBRW Math Total Alabama Read More

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