Matt Larriva
Aug 05, 2020

It totally depends on: what you mean by “good school”what your background looks like My company and I wrote a deep dive article on this topic. “Testing-optional” does not mean optional for everyone. If you are from a relatively privileged background, then…

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freshman student standing in front of college
Matt Larriva
Jul 29, 2020

You’re not understanding this cliche correctly. Ivy League universities don’t want well-rounded students they want well rounded student bodies. For a long period in the ‘80s and ‘90s there was a common refrain that said students needed to be ‘well rounded.’ This may…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 07, 2020

The first part of your question asks: can I submit an ACT without the writing portion. This depends on the school. Many require the writing portion, but many do not. You will need to check with the specific schools to…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 06, 2020

By Lauren Thompson In early June, the College Board walked back plans to administer an online, at-home version of the SAT.  The decision came after the College Board administered a similar version of the AP tests – a version which…

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student taking a sat act test
Matt Larriva
May 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 – Los Angeles Times Here, to save the state of education and eradicate bias, comes the University of California system with its plan to reject the SAT and ACT and create its own test —…

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uc berkeley test optional
Matt Larriva
May 11, 2020

The UC system has dropped the SAT and ACT requirement only for the 2021 applicants. Students applying  for later years (e.g. Fall 2022) still must take the tests as per the UC’s guidelines. The faculty support reinstating the test requirement…

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Matt Larriva
May 05, 2020

Currently, The CollegeBoard has cancelled only through the June SAT, and has promised additional testing options once the COVID19 situation has resolved itself. This is subject to change based on the spread of the virus. And, they will be subject…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 10, 2020

Should I take the SAT or ACT? How about both! We hear terrible advice like this all the time. In our long and storied history, we see the same 5 misconceptions surface over and over. Sometimes they're innocuous enough, but…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 02, 2020

The only reasons to start before freshman year would be you were targeting one of the talent-search programs for 8th-graders, which use the SAT as a qualifier.you were dead set on achieving National Merit recognition In which case additional prep…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 01, 2020

Rather than selecting schools at the time of your SAT registration, with and give yourself time to evaluate your results; decide if you want to submit them; then send them, or not. The only downside is it costs you about…

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