For any parent of a college-bound student, SAT and ACT test scores are no doubt at the center of most dinner table discussions. While no one will argue that test scores alone are the deciding factor in college admissions, and many colleges are moving toward a test-optional admissions policy, strong scores on the SAT and/or ACT can definitely help a student’s chance of gaining admission to his/her college of choice, especially in the case of competitive schools. So when one family had not one, not two, but THREE of their children receive perfect ACT scores, the world took notice. And then we started asking that family for test prep advice, and here’s what they had to say. Our favorite tips from the article:
Test-taking wisdom decrees a limit of three times for test takers, but you’re an individual. You know if you did your very best on the second time and can’t do better. You’ll also know if you’ve taken the test four times but really haven’t hit your stride. One of my sons earned his perfect score on the first try, the other two tested three and four times.
If you need help preparing for the SAT or ACT test, this summer is the perfect time! Club Z! offers online classes, private lessons in your home, and online study tools like our Z Prep! Score Booster. So whether you’re taking it for the first time or the fourth, call Club Z! at 800-434-2582 and let our expert test prep tutors help you achieve your highest scores!
No matter how you look at it, college is an expensive proposition these days. Both public and private colleges and universities have had to raise fees and tuition as costs have increased. As a result, college student debt has skyrocketed and many students end up with loan payments years, sometimes even decades, after graduation. But with some careful planning and creative thinking, there are lots of other ways to help pay for college and avoid being stuck with big loan payments after graduation. One final but important step in the college application process is to include an application for financial aid.
As parents, and grandparents for that matter, we consider it to be a bit of a rite of passage to tell our children just how easy they have it compared to what we went through at their age. File this under the “when I was your age, I had to walk 2 miles to school each day, uphill both ways” category.
For any parent of a college-bound student, SAT and ACT test scores are no doubt at the center of most dinner table discussions. While no one will argue that test scores alone are the deciding factor in college admissions, and many colleges are moving toward a test-optional admissions policy, strong scores on the SAT and or ACT can definitely help a student’s chance of gaining admission to his/her college of choice.