When Should I Take the SAT

If you are between 10th-12th grade, you most certainly have been prepping—or at least heard of—the SAT. The SAT or ACT test is one of the most important and challenging parts when it comes to college admissions, and requires a lot of time and preparation ahead of time. However, it could be very hectic if you have school work, basketball games, band practices, and other extracurricular commitments throughout the school year. Planning is key, and we’d like to make this process easier by helping you schedule your tests.

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How Should International Students Choose between the ACT and SAT?

Every month, especially in summer, parents either come into my office or message me, asking the same question: “Should my son/daughter take the ACT or SAT?” Frankly, it is impossible to answer this question without knowing the student—everyone’s different, and when it comes to standardized tests, you must always take a few mock tests to know which one suits you better.

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Colleges that Don’t Require the SAT

You have probably heard rumors about prestigious schools (U Chicago, Wake Forest, Brandeis, etc.) no longer requiring SAT scores from their applicants. While the content is certainly correct, the truth is, most of these news reports are misleading—not requiring SAT scores is by no means suggesting it’s easier to get into these prestigious school. In fact, the opposite may be true.

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