There are many pieces of the college application that the admissions department will use to decide whether or not to admit you to their school. One of the most influential parts will be your standardized test scores; either the SAT or the ACT. Make sure you study and prepare adequately for this test.
Many schools will “Super Score,” meaning they take the highest scores in each section from different test dates to create the highest composite score. Therefore, it is in your best interest to take a test more than once to increase your chances of a higher score.
**Note: Many four-year institutions have additional testing requirements. Please refer to the college catalog for accurate and complete information.
College Planning Resources:
- Understanding College Admissions Exams
- How Do Standardized Test Scores Affect Your College Appication?
- 8 Things I Wish I Knew Before College
Available Test Preparatory Resources:
- Free Rice (Fun Vocabulary Game)
- Khan Academy (SAT Math Only)
- Princeton Review’s SAT Score Quest for iPad ($5)
- SAT Vocab Challenge for iOS devices ($5)
- Kaplan SAT Flashcubes iOS devices (Free)
- SAT Connect for iOS devices ($25)
- Adapster: SAT Match for iOS devices ($10)
- SAT Math Tips
- More SAT Math Tips
- About the SAT