Standardized tests weigh heavily in the admissions process. That's why testing is a topic that's on everyone's minds. In my recent Facebook Live Q&A, I answered your questions and gave my insider advice on test prep, score reporting, test optional colleges, and more.
In case you missed it, here’s a recap with a list of some of the questions I answered and the full video of my session!
HERE ARE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
- How early should a student start prepping for the SATs or ACTs?
- Do you get better results working with a private tutor, taking a test prep class, or studying on your own?
- Should a student prep for the PSATs?
- What is the best way to choose which test to take?
- Should a student take both the SAT and the ACT?
- Can you cancel your ACT or SAT scores?
- How do admissions officers view students who take standardized tests multiple times?
- How do colleges know how many times a student takes standardized tests?
- Should you take tests back-to-back or spread them out?
- How do you know when a test score is high enough?
- How does a student know if they should take a test with an essay or writing section?
- How much weight is put on the essay section of the SAT or the writing section of the ACT?
- What is Score Choice?
- Why is it less common for colleges to super score the ACT?
- Do students have to take Subject Tests?
- If a student will be listing a major on their applications, should they take the Subject Test in that area?
- How do admissions officers view students who don't take Subject Tests or withhold their scores?
- Does a student have to send their AP scores?
- What does "test optional" mean?
- If you're only applying to test optional colleges, do you even need to take the SAT or ACT?
- How do you know whether or not to send your standardized test scores to a test optional college?