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Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

The following is a guest post written by Application Authority, a college application branding company that helps students differentiate themselves from thousands of other applicants. A perfect SAT score has been considered the Holy Grail of college admissions for years. And for good reason—the SAT and the ACT have been used for decades by schools to predict candidates’ potential for higher education success independent of other accomplishments. But if you have been losing sleep over achieving the ideal 1600 or 36-point score, we suggest you get some rest and consider changing your focus. These tests are flawed The ACT and the S ... Read More About Intangibles are the New Perfect SAT Score

What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

If you’ve done well in your high school math classes or if you’re thinking of majoring in a STEM program, you may wish to take the Mathematics Level 1 SAT Subject Test. Taking one year of geometry and two years of algebra is recommended for this exam. Other things to know about the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test include what topics will be tested on the exam, the calculator policy, and prep strategies. When going into an SAT subject test, it is important to feel prepared. Keep reading to learn what to know about the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test. Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test 101 This test is offered in Augus ... Read More About What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

As a high school senior, there are probably many questions on your mind. The biggest area of concern for many high school seniors is the impending college transition. Questions like what college to attend, how test scores and dual credits transfer, and when to send in applications may be on the forefront of your mind. Where do you turn for answers to these serious questions? The beginning of senior year is a great time to ask your guidance counselor about college. High school guidance counselor Patty Crotty says it’s important for high school seniors to know themselves and focus on finding the right fit during the college search. &ldquo ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor About College

How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

When approaching the ACT, it is important to consider the Essay section’s structure. This portion of the ACT asks students to consider multiple points of view. Thus, it is important to enter the ACT Essay section knowing what will be asked of you, in order to save time and jump directly into the task at hand. When preparing for the ACT Essay, be sure to understand the rubric, use concrete details as evidence, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your position. First, let's talk about the prompt itself. Here is a sample prompt on the topic of intelligent machines. Read on to learn how to prepare for this particular ACT Ess ... Read More About How to Prepare for the ACT Essay

4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

Navigating financial aid options can be one of the most daunting parts of applying to college. Yet, it’s often a necessary part of the application process, whether or not you need help paying for college through financial aid. Some financial aid tips for students include understanding how you apply for aid and identifying what kinds of loans are offered, as well as making sure you are educated on all financial aid opportunities available to you. The various financial aid options for students include: Loans - money that must be paid back Scholarships - money that must be earned through some kind of qualifying factor Work-s ... Read More About 4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

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