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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup June 27 - July 1

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 @ 10:25 AM

UChicago Allows Applicants to Self-Report Scores, ACT Changing Scoring on the Optional Writing Test

 

It’s the Friday before a long weekend for many, but don’t head out before you catch up on the latest higher education and college admissions news!

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SAT Score Conversion Chart

By IvyWise on Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 03:53 PM

Here are the Score Conversions for the New SAT, Old SAT, and the ACT

 

Want to see how your scores on the new SAT compare to the old SAT and the ACT? The College Board has finally released the concordance tables so students can see how their new SAT scores compare to the old 2400-point scale, as well as how they compare to composite ACT scores.

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Still Holding Out for the SAT? Why Juniors Should Prep for the January Exam

By Sarah, IvyWise Tutoring Manager on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

The January 2016 SAT Is the Last Administration of the Exam in its Current Form

By Sarah, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

The changes coming to the SAT in March 2016 have left many high school juniors confused about their options and the best approach for tests and test prep. For months, we’ve urged the Class of 2017 to opt for the ACT next spring in order to avoid any uncertainties regarding implementation and scoring that come along with this major overhaul. While we still stand behind the advice for all juniors to prep for the ACT, we realize there are still some that can’t get past the urban myths that ‘some schools prefer SAT’ or ‘the SAT is more coachable than the ACT.’ So for those doubters – with one big caveat – there is still the option to take the SAT in its current format with just one more offering in January 2016.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 26-30

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

SAT Scores Delayed, Colleges Address How Students Should Handle ACT Score Delay

This week saw more standardized test score problems, and students are looking to colleges and testing agencies for guidance on how to address these scary score delays on their early applications – which many are due in less than two days.

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2015 ACT Writing Test Changes

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

The New ACT Essay Will Be Administered For the First Time on the Sept. 12 Test

With everyone focused on the changes coming to the SAT in the spring of 2016, many have overlooked one major change coming to the ACT this fall: the essay.
 
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Test Prep Tips for June ACT and SAT

By IvyWise on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 12:44 PM

Here's What to Do In Order To Be Successful on June Standardized Tests

As the school year comes to a close, many students look forward to taking a much-needed break from studying and exams. However, for students taking the June ACT or SAT, the end of the school year can be an unwelcome event, as the culmination of the semester leaves them little time to prepare for these important tests. For some, the stress of end-of-year exams, AP and IB tests, and other final projects can force students to put off their test prep for the June ACT or SAT – leaving them unprepared come test-day.
 

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ACT and SAT Test Prep Resources

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 @ 01:03 PM

Get Ready for Standardized Tests This Spring with Test Prep Tips and Practice Guides

The SAT this Saturday will be the first standardized test of 2014, and for many high school juniors it will kick off a spring semester of heavy test-prep.

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Superscoring for the ACT

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:45 AM

Schools That Superscore the ACT

With back to school comes more college preparation, and the fall is a very popular time for students to take the SAT and ACT.  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, May 6-10

By IvyWise on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

Teacher Appreciation Week, ACT Is Going Digital, Latinos Narrowing Education Gap

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week: 

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Test Optional Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

Some Students Opt Out of Standardized Tests When Applying to Colleges

Standardized testing is one part of the admissions preparation process that students find to be particularly daunting. The SAT and ACT require a considerable amount of preparation time, and while a goal score is achievable through tutoring, practice tests, and a well crafted test strategy, some students find these exams wear heavily on their minds.  

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