SAT and ACT

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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Matt Larriva
May 11, 2020

The Current Status 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…

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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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Matt Larriva
Mar 28, 2020

Technically, SAT scores never expire. You definitely shouldn't worry about the validity of your scores if you take the test your junior year and want to use those scores to apply to college. Certain institutions place restrictions on the length of…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 27, 2020

This ranges, and it’s hard to know what you mean by ‘elite’ but let’s assume you mean: independent, highly qualified, highly experienced tutors with very strong track records. According to the BBC, ‘elite tutors’, are on ‘6-figure salaries,’ so you…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 25, 2020

The College Board partnered with the Khan Academy to develop an entire suite of online SAT prep materials, which you can access for free. If you would like a more customized route for higher points or a more optimized study path,…

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