The College Board, who writes and administers the SAT, will release an updated SAT in March of 2016. This revision is designed to more accurately measure how successful students will be in college.
Ivy League and other prestigious universities -- the ones in high demand, the ones whose names make you raise your eyebrows -- aren't hurting for students. They have plenty of applicants, and many of them, once accepted, will choose to go to their school.
SAT Subject Tests are short discipline-specific exams offered by the SAT test-creators. They are designed to help you highlight your knowledge in a particular area, such as chemistry or Italian.
Major changes will be affecting the SAT in 2016. This isn't the first time changes have affected the long withstanding SAT, a standardized exam colleges and universities have traditionally used to evaluate students' academic standing and ultimately, acceptance.
By making the SAT more representative of what students learn in their schools, the College Board may democratize the exam, and make its accessibility -- and therefore college's accessibility -- open to everyone.
We believe that the SAT and ACT can serve as highly motivating forces for improvement and bellwethers of dedication. It is simply a matter of perspective.
Put the day and test into perspective. This test will NOT determine the rest of your life.
College counselors share other, unexpected suggestions that may help you impress colleges and stand out from your competition.
The decision to retake the SAT and/or the ACT is a significant one, and you must consider several questions in order to reach the conclusion that is correct for you.
The way in which universities admit students can seem like a bit of a mystery -- even after completing the process yourself. Misguided assumptions and well-circulated rumors litter mainstream thought. Don't allow yourself to fall for them!
This is your chance to not only discover how well you might fit into a certain college's environment, but also to present yourself as an ideal candidate for acceptance.
It may not feel like it now, but being able to have a wide breadth of knowledge in so many vastly different topics will prove to be incredibly beneficial to your career, whatever it may be.
With a clear plan and a good head start, any student can walk into the test room feeling confident and prepared.
So I studied. I wrote practice essays, cleared out my library's SAT prep shelf, and rationed my hours of sleep a little more harshly. I worked my butt off, got the score I wanted, end of story, right? Well... not exactly.
Sorry, kids, there's homework. And for rising seniors, it's high-stakes homework. It's an assignment that will probably rattle plenty of nerves -- and might even ignite a squabble or two between parents and kids. It's the infamous Common Application essay.
It would allow students more TIME to pursue their academic passions, get a job, make an impact on their communities, write for their school newspapers, do high level research, and read for pleasure. The irony, of course, is these are exactly the attributes top colleges profess to want from their applicants.