Many of the international students I talk to are aiming for a spot at an Ivy League university. The need for an exceptional SAT or ACT score is imperative in order to reach this goal. That’s not an easy task for students who may not have access to updated prep tools, who speak English as a second language, or who may not even know how far in advance they should begin to study.
Both the SAT and the ACT are major examinations, and many students find that they do not perform as well as they would like the first time they take these tests. As a result, many opt to retake them, especially if they took the test for the first time during their junior year of high school.
Registering for the SAT test sounds like it should be easy, but it’s actually a bit complicated and takes around 30 minutes to complete. If you make a mistake during the registration process, it could make it more difficult for you to get your chosen testing date. Here’s a closer look at how to register for the SAT properly.
So you want a perfect score on the ACT? That means getting almost all the questions right. (Yes, you can get a couple questions wrong and still score a 36.) How do you do it? Follow these 5 simple steps.
In 2018, this question was answered by approximately 4 million students. Out of that 4 million, 1.9 million took the ACT, and 2.1 million took the SAT; about 40% of students took both.
Sometimes it all feels like too much. Tough classes to power up your GPA, extracurricular activities and volunteer projects to boost your resume, scholarship applications to bank the needed funds and then you’re supposed to study for hours to score in the top percentile for the SAT or ACT exams?
Being an overachiever is about achieving more than the average. Follow this advice, and you’ll achieve an above-average score with below-average stress.
I’ve had conversations with high school students from India to South Korea, and they all want to attend a university in the U.S. And for good reason: the U.S. maintains the most attractive university system in the world. Our universities attract the best professors, who are doing the most innovative and well-funded research in the world. The facilities are top-notch, and aspiring students have a wide array of degrees to choose from.
Both the SAT test and ACT test have a fascinating history. Here is an overview of who created these tests, why they were created, and how they have changed over the years.
Are you preparing to take the SAT? If so, the following overview can help you know what to expect on your test day and enable you to adequately prepare for the SAT beforehand, so you hit your target score.