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Should You Take SAT Subject Tests?

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 10:26 AM

Know the Pros and Cons Before Taking SAT Subject Tests

 

Fall is a busy testing season for high school students, and even more so for seniors applying to college. In addition to the ACT or SAT, some students also choose to take SAT Subject Tests as part of their admissions testing. But is it right for you?

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 19-23

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 10:49 AM

Experts Give Insight into the New Coalition College Application, Record-Number of Colleges are Test-Optional or Flexible

 

As we delve deeper into the application season, it’s important for students to, not only stay informed on the latest college admissions news, but also understand how it impacts their college application strategy. With more test-optional colleges and a new college application option available, students have a lot more to consider as they apply to college this fall.

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College Admission Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 03:27 PM

Online College Admission Resources for Rising Seniors

Junior year is coming to a close, and for most rising seniors the weight of preparing to apply for college can be pretty heavy. At IvyWise, we aim to make the college admissions process as easy as possible for both students and their families. 

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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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College Admissions: Score Choice & Test Optional

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 12:40 PM

Score Choice & Test Optional

Classroom ability doesn’t necessarily correlate into standardized testing success. When it comes to standardized tests, the more you practice, the more comfortable you will be with the test, and the higher score you will achieve. That said, our counselors advise that students take the SAT or ACT no more than three times. Students’ scores tend to plateau after the third time and subsequent attempts may look desperate to an admissions committee. For students who struggle with standardized testing, or whose test scores don't accurately reflect their academic effort and ability, there are a few options.

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