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Worth Retaking SAT Without Superscoring?

I found out about the SATs too late so I only got to take the old SAT once in January 2016. My guidance counselor is advising me to take the SATs again because she is worried that the score isn't good enough for the schools that I am aiming for (I got a 2230: 800W, 740M, 690R). Do you think it is wo...
31 Mar '16, 15:18 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Study for SAT with Old Official Study Guide?

I recently got a copy of the old guide from a family member, and I am just realizing the major changes to the new SAT. I just want to make sure I am doing the right thing, because I get easily paranoid. Can you study for the new SAT with the old blue book Official SAT Study Guide?
31 Mar '16, 15:03 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Study for ACT and SAT Simultaneously?

Is it a good idea to prepare for the SAT and ACT simultaneously? What if, for instance, I want to take the ACT in September and the SAT in October? Or even if I want to take both the SAT and ACT in June? Is this doable, or is this a terrible idea?
31 Mar '16, 14:29 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Does Clemson Superscore the ACT?

I'm planning to apply to Clemson, and my ACT superscore would be slightly higher than any of my one-time composite scores. Does Clemson use superscoring?
31 Mar '16, 11:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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MIT with 33 ACT Score But 27 on Reading?

I'm hoping to apply to some very selective engineering colleges, including MIT and Caltech. I'm a little worried about my ACT scores because I only got a 27 on the Reading section. This is six points below any of my other section scores. Will it hurt me in the admissions process?
31 Mar '16, 11:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How Many SATs Can You Take in a Day?

I'm thinking about signing my son up for the New SAT plus 2 or 3 subject tests - e.g. Physics, Math I, English. Which tests can be taken on the same day? For example, can he take the SAT + any 1 subject test ? 2 Subject tests on the same day? 3? My son is a Junior, who just took the (last) old SAT.
30 Mar '16, 18:31 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Do SAT Subject Tests Affect your SAT Score?

If I take an SAT Subject Test, will it bump up my SAT score? My SAT score isn't very high but I think I can do really well on the Physics Subject Test. I'm interested in engineering and computers.
30 Mar '16, 18:02 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Switch SAT II Subject Tests (Physics to Chemistry)?

I registered for the SAT Subject test in Physics, but I think I'm going to take Chemistry instead. Can I switch from Physics to Chemistry? What are the cons?
30 Mar '16, 17:07 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Taking the SAT After 12th Grade?

Can you take the SAT after a gap year, or even just after you've finished 12th grade? Or do you have to take it while you're still in high school?
30 Mar '16, 16:41 Laura_PrepSc...536
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SAT Test Dates Available at All U.S. High Schools?

Are the SAT test dates posted by the College Board the same for all high schools in the United States? Or are there tests given at different times in different parts of the country?
30 Mar '16, 16:00 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Can I use satire in the ACT essay?

I'm taking the ACT next month, and I really want to practice my essays. I'm just wondering if I'll be marked down for writing a satirical piece. For example, there's a prompt about public health and safety versus freedom. I'd like to write (sarcastically) that public health doesn't matter if the tin...
30 Mar '16, 15:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Old SAT and New SAT Superscore?

If I took the "old" SAT and did well on one part, will that part "carry over" and combine with parts of the "new" SAT for a higher score?
30 Mar '16, 15:12 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Submit Old and New SAT Scores (Class of 2017)?

Will I be able to submit both old and new (March 2016 and later) SAT scores to colleges? Or will I have to choose between the two? I'm graduating high school in 2017.
30 Mar '16, 14:39 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Low Math, high CR on the SAT?

I'm applying to some selective schools including Emory, Davidson, Wash & Lee, and U Chicago, and I'm worried about my uneven SAT scores. My superscore is a 2110: 800 CR, 580 Math, 730 Writing. I've sent three scores, and in my last two sittings, I scored exactly the same in CR and Math (800 and ...
30 Mar '16, 14:36 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Graphic Organizers for ACT Writing?

Anyone have any good ideas for graphic organizers for the ACT essay?
30 Mar '16, 12:34 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How long does an ACT essay rescore take?

I sent off a letter to the ACT asking for my essay to be rescored two weeks ago. However, I haven't seen any change in results, or any indication that the request is being processed or has even been received. Am I supposed to receive some sort of indication that the request was received? How long wi...
30 Mar '16, 12:11 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Is the ACT essay different from the SAT essay?

I've already taken the SAT three times, but I also plan on taking the ACT to make sure I'm not missing out on a higher score. Is the ACT essay a lot different from the SAT essay, or are they pretty comparable? If there are major differences, how should I adjust my approach/practice methods to make s...
30 Mar '16, 12:11 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Advantage to Taking New SAT (Good Old SAT Score)?

If you've already gotten a great score on the old SAT, and you are in the class of 2017, is there any advantage to giving the new test a try in the Spring just to see if you are naturally better at it? If you did worse on the new test, would you have to share those scores with the colleges you apply...
30 Mar '16, 10:01 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Better to retake ACT to show consistency?

Does it look bad to only take the ACT one time? I scored a 34 the first time I took the ACT and don't want to risk retaking it, because it's good enough for the colleges I'm applying to. But do colleges like to see some consistency across multiple tests?
29 Mar '16, 16:33 Laura_PrepSc...536
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SAT II Math 1 and 2 high scores - which to submit?

I took both Math 1 and Math 2 and got the same high score on both. Which score should I submit with my college applications? Do I have a higher chance of being admitted if I submit my Math 2 score?
29 Mar '16, 16:15 Laura_PrepSc...536
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34 vs 35/36 on the ACT - What's the difference?

Is there a big difference between 34 and a 35 or 36 composite score on the ACT? I got a 34 composite (34 34 34 32 essay 8/12) the first time I took it. I’m perfectly fine with my score, but my mother wants me to retake it. So for the next ACT, I’d like to raise my essay score to at least 30-32 and m...
29 Mar '16, 16:14 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Wrong high school on SAT Admission Ticket - still able to take the test?

I accidentally said I went to a high school with the same name as mine a few cities over. Does this mean I can't take the test? Will my scores still be valid?
29 Mar '16, 16:10 Laura_PrepSc...536
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New PSAT and SAT scores - how to compare?

How can you compares scores on the new PSAT with scores on the current SAT? Or on the new March 2016 SAT?
29 Mar '16, 16:06 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Do top colleges require SAT II scores if you send the ACT?

I'm applying to very competitive schools (Ivy League and other top engineering schools), and I'm not sure whether it's important for me to take SAT subject tests. Does the ACT just replace the SAT, or does it replace both the SAT and the SAT II?
29 Mar '16, 15:43 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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When do colleges get ACT scores if you use the free reports?

If you choose send any or all of the four free ACT score reports that come with registration, how long after the test date will it take for colleges to get your scores?
29 Mar '16, 15:31 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How will coming from a low-end public school affect my chances?

I'm from a high school in Ontario, but I'm a US citizen. I don't like to talk badly about my school because I do like it here, but honestly it is pretty bad. There is a 60 percent graduation rate and only 19 percent of graduates end up going to College/University. There are no AP/IB courses availabl...
29 Mar '16, 15:25 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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ACT practice tests: Answer explanations?

I took my first ACT practice test last Saturday, and I've been going through my answers and trying to learn from my mistakes. I noticed that the SAT provides an Answer and Explanations booklet for practice tests, but it seems as though the ACT does not. Are there explanations for ACT practice test q...
29 Mar '16, 15:12 Laura_PrepSc...536
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December 2015 ACT results available before January 2016?

If I take the ACT on December 12, 2015, will I get my results back before January 2016?
29 Mar '16, 13:29 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Retake the ACT? High total ACT but low Writing score

My ACT composite score is 33, but I only got a 6 out of 12 on the essay. Should I retake the ACT Plus Writing?
29 Mar '16, 13:08 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How do I stay focused on ACT Reading?

I've done pretty well on the ACT, but I still want to improve my Reading score (I'm around a 29/30 right now, and I'd like to get up into the 33-36 range). My main problem is staying focused in my studying and getting through all the passages. How can I improve my focus in both studying and taking t...
29 Mar '16, 10:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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