Tag: test scores

What Should You Do if You Have a Low SAT or ACT Score?

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

So you got your SAT or ACT scores back and they weren't what you were hoping for. It's not the end of the world! Here's some advice to help you get the high scores you want. read more

How to Improve Your Admission Chances After a Low Test Score

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

You didn't receive the standardized test score you wanted...now what? Here's what you can do to make the other parts of your application shine and improve your chances of admission. read more

Parents, the ACT, and Scholarships: What You Need to Know

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Test Prep Expert, Magoosh

Worried about your child missing scholarships because they took the ACT? Let this put your mind at ease! read more

How to Set Good Expectations for Your SAT or ACT Scores

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Western Washington University

What really counts as a "low" SAT or ACT score? What's an "average" score? And, most importantly, what's a reasonable score for you? read more

5 Legit Ways to Beef Up Your College Applications

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Founder and President, CollegePrep360; Author

Here we discuss correcting course and adding something substantial to your application, if it's otherwise looking a little barren. read more

Do Test Scores Really Matter?

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Student, Catonsville High School

Sure, they may have some importance, but standardized test scores are just one piece of the bigger college admission picture. read more

Finding the Right School for You: As Easy as L.A.M.P.P.

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High School Student

There's no single magic trick that will point you toward the college that's exactly right for you, but there are some important things to consider that can help in a big way. read more

If you retake the SAT does the higher score replace the lower score or do they average the two scores?

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The way in which your SAT score is calculated depends upon the college you're applying to; however, averaging scores is not a common practice for undergraduate admission exams. read more

What's in a Test? How to Use Your Application Essay When Your Test Scores Are Lower Than You'd Like

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Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

Do not talk about your low test scores in your application essay. At all. Ever. This is why and what you should do instead. read more

10 Things to Do Before You Submit Your College Applications

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Associate Dean of College Counseling, Cranbrook Kingswood School

You may be itching to submit your college applications, but before you fire them off, make sure you've taken these important steps to ensure they're as perfect as possible. read more