DePaul University Goes Test Optional

DePaul University is the latest among a long list of schools to be test optional.

September ACT Registration Deadline

The deadline to register for the September 11, 2010 ACT is this Friday, August 6th.  September is the ideal time to take the ACT since there is no SAT offered.  This will allow you to focus on taking just one exam. My previous post, “SAT vs ACT:  What is the Real Difference?” can help you […]

International Applicants: What You Need to Know About Standardized Tests

What are the standardized testing requirements for admissions process at U.S. colleges and universities? What do you need to know about taking the SAT, ACT, TOEFL and IELTS?

SAT vs. ACT: What is the Real Difference?

You may be spending your summer studying for the dreaded standardized tests, but have you ever really considered the difference between the SAT and ACT? Have you ever stopped to think about which exam might be better for you? On the Surface: The ACT is considered to be a curriculum-based exam, meaning it is based […]

Colleges Discuss the Inherent Weaknesses of ACT and SAT Tests

The big show at last week’s conference of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling was a report by NACAC examining the role of SAT and ACT tests in the college admissions process.  Essentially, the report called upon colleges to look more carefully at the role of these tests, and called into question their true […]

National Counseling Association Considers Value of SAT & ACT

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling is releasing a report this week to coincide with its national convention that questions the importance of standardized testing in the college admissions process. For the first time, NACAC takes the stance that standardized testing may not, actually, be essential in evaluating candidates for admission, and encourages colleges […]

Socio-Economic and Racial Disparities Reflected in SAT Scores

It it no surprise whatsoever that black and brown students score lower on standardized tests than their white and yellow peers. This fact is one more indicator of the “achievement gap” between minority students and white students in the United States. (For more on this, see the article from Inside Higher Ed). Some analysts are […]