Articles tagged with ACT

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. It’s finally here. Your last summer as a high school student. Congratulations! As rising seniors, you will probably be pretty busy this summer with your jam-packed social “to-do” list. However,  it will also be important to spend some time over the summer planning for college applications, as there are many things you will need to accomplish in the year ahead. So, what can you do to get started? Here are seven tips to help all of you rising ... Read More About Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors

What is the PreACT?

What is the PreACT?

High school can initially feel a bit overwhelming—there’s a lot to learn, and you’ve got to begin preparing for any number of tests. Before you’ve really begun this phase of your life, you’re already being asked to think about college. One of the things virtually every high school student has to deal with is standardized testing. While this often happens within the curriculum of your school, you’ve also got the option of completing testing that will gain you admittance to the colleges and universities you hope to attend. Sure, you’ve heard of the ACT and SAT—but what about the PreACT? What exac ... Read More About What is the PreACT?

What is an Average ACT Score?

What is an Average ACT Score?

Let’s face it—preparing your college applications can be very stressful. Once you move past the excitement of investigating schools and envisioning your future career and increased independence, there is the reality of admissions essays, letters of recommendation, and, of course, SAT and/or ACT scores. Historically, standardized test scores have provided college admissions officials with a means of narrowing their list of applicants. In recent years, however, a growing number of schools have placed increasing emphasis on other aspects of college applications, like your grade point average (GPA) and personal statement. Certain inst ... Read More About What is an Average ACT Score?

How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a long reading passage on a standardized test, only to realize you haven’t internalized a single word? You look at the clock to find that six minutes have passed and then the panic sets in. No matter how many times you read the passage, you just cannot seem to grasp it. This is a common problem among many test-takers; after all, standardized tests are meant to challenge you. Staying focused during standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT can be challenging, but comprehending these long reading passages is key. Here are a few tips on how to stay focused during the much-dreaded long reading ... Read More About How to Stay Focused on Long Reading Passages

When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?

When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?

There are so many things to worry about during your junior and senior years of high school—your GPA, your scholarship applications, which college is the best fit for you, and so on. You’ve got a lot of decisions to make, including when to take the ACT for the first time. And, while this may seem like it has an obvious answer (typically your junior year), there’s a bit more to it. So when should you take the ACT for the first time? Read on! You’ve been preparing for months The first, and probably most obvious, sign that you’re ready to take the ACT is that you’ve spent several months studying for the test. ... Read More About When Should You Take the ACT for the First Time?