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The SAT is not Always Needed to Get into College

You don’t have to take the SAT or the ACT to get into a four-year college! For juniors about to take the March SAT, it’s comforting to know that there are almost 850 four-year colleges known as the “Fair Test Schools” which do not require standardized tests for acceptance. Instead of looking at the SAT […]

Common Application: Panacea or Pandora?

The Common Application is used by more than 400 colleges. Some say the Common App is a huge help in admissions. Others say it causes more problems than it solves. What do you think?

Best College Admission Video Essays–A Positive Trend?

More and more colleges allow students to submit YouTube videos as a part of the admissions process. While some are pretty creative, is this move to video a positive trend? Have a look at the videos themselves here, and weigh in with your opinion.

The SAT, ACT, and "Test Optional" Admissions

Wake Forest, a small selective college in North Carolina, recently made the decision to allow applicants to not submit ACT or SAT scores. Thus Wake Forest joins the list of “test optional” colleges, a list that includes Smith College, Bowdoin College, Connecticut College, and hundreds of others. One of the main reasons colleges cite for […]