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Do Homeschooled Students Need SAT/ACT for Community College?

I’m homeschooled, and I’m considering enrolling in community college. Will I need to take the SAT or ACT?
01 Dec '15, 12:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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If I Send One SAT Score to a College, Will It Automatically Get My Future Scores?

I took the SAT for the first time my junior year and sent my scores to several colleges. I’m planning on retaking the test my senior year. Will I need to pay to send future scores to those same colleges, or will they get them automatically for free?
01 Dec '15, 16:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Drop D-Grade Class if I’m an A Student?

I’m getting a D in one of my classes but As in all the rest of them. Should I drop the D-grade class? Will dropping the class look better or worse to colleges than a D on my transcript?
01 Dec '15, 16:07 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Breaks Between Same-Day SAT Subject Tests?

I’m taking multiple SAT Subject Tests on the same date. Will there be a break between the different tests?
02 Dec '15, 10:27 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Good ACT Score for Harvard as an International Student?

What’s the ideal composite ACT score for an international student applying to Harvard?
02 Dec '15, 10:45 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Take SAT Subject Tests Before APs Senior Year?

I’m planning on taking AP Biology and AP Physics as a senior in high school. Naturally, this means that my AP scores in these subjects won’t be available in time for college applications. Should I take the SAT Subject Tests in Biology and Physics in December of my senior year so that standardized te...
02 Dec '15, 11:09 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Switch SAT 1 and SAT 2 Dates?

I was planning to take the regular SAT first and SAT Subject Tests later, but now I want to take SAT Subject Tests first instead. Is there any way to switch the dates for the two different types of tests?
02 Dec '15, 13:10 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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ACT Improvement or AP Tests: Which Is More Important Junior Year?

I’m a junior taking five AP classes this year, and I currently have a 33 ACT score. If I want to maximize my chances of getting merit scholarships for college, should I focus more on improving my ACT score a couple of points or earning high AP scores?
09 Dec '15, 14:31 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How to Solve SAT Reading Big Picture and Inference Questions?

I'm shooting for a score above 750 on the SAT Critical Reading section, but I've been consistently scoring in the high 600s because I have difficulty on big picture and inference questions. I can usually narrow the choices down to two or three possibilities, but I have trouble eliminating the last o...
09 Dec '15, 15:32 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How to Detect No Error Sentences SAT Writing?

I want to score close to an 800 on SAT Writing, but I keep thinking there's an error in every sentence correction question. I always end up getting 5-10 questions wrong because I can never bring myself to choose "NO ERROR" as the right answer. How can I do a better job of detecting sentences where "...
09 Dec '15, 15:49 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How to Make and Use the Best ACT Flashcards?

I'm studying for the ACT and keep on forgetting words and concepts. Are flashcards appropriate for me? Can they help me memorize information? What ACT topics are best suited for flashcards?
09 Dec '15, 21:16 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Best SAT vocabulary study resources?

I tend to have trouble on the SAT Critical Reading section with sentence completion questions, and I was wondering which books or other resources I should use to improve my vocabulary knowledge.
10 Dec '15, 12:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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PSAT Math How to Avoid Running Out of Time?

On PSAT practice tests, I consistently score in the low 200s without time constraints. On the real PSAT, I've scored in the 150-190 range twice because I can't get to all of the questions. Most of my time issues are in the math section. What can I do to fix this problem?
14 Dec '15, 14:01 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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2170 SAT for Very Selective Colleges: Should I Retake?

My best score on the SAT is a 2170. I plan on applying to very competitive schools, including Stanford, Duke, and Northwestern. Should I retake the SAT, or is my current score good enough for admission?
14 Dec '15, 14:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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High Single-Sitting SAT Score Better Than High Superscore?

Do colleges view high single-sitting SAT scores in a better light than high superscores? I got a 2300 in one sitting on my first SAT, but my friend took the SAT four times and has a 2400 superscore. Should I retake the test to try and get a perfect superscore as well?
16 Dec '15, 19:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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High Scorer Strategies for SAT Critical Reading?

I scored a 700 on the Critical Reading section last time I took the SAT. What are the best study strategies I can use to get a perfect score next time?
16 Dec '15, 19:41 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Good ACT Score Low SAT Score for Stanford and UPENN?

I'm planning on applying to Stanford and UPENN, which both require students to submit all standardized test scores. My problem is that I have a 33 ACT score but only a 2100 SAT score. The 33 ACT score is at or above average for these schools, but the 2100 is solidly below average. I also have a part...
17 Dec '15, 09:15 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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2250 SAT Score Cutoff at Elite Colleges?

I've heard that at colleges like Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford every score above a 2250 is viewed similarly, but anything lower is dangerous. My SAT score is a 2240. Will it damage my chances?
17 Dec '15, 09:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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High Composite Score Low Essay Score on the ACT?

I recently took the ACT, and I got a 34 composite score but only a 6 on the essay. Should I be worried about my low essay score? Would it be smart to retake the test?
17 Dec '15, 09:53 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Taking the SAT If I Already Have a 36 ACT?

I took the ACT with Writing, and I got a 36 composite score. However, I've heard that some schools prefer the SAT over the ACT. Should I take the SAT as well?
17 Dec '15, 10:07 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How Can I Improve on ACT Science?

I'm scoring very high on all sections of the ACT except for the science section. I consistently get almost half of the questions wrong. What can I do to improve my performance?
17 Dec '15, 10:27 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Is a 28 a Good ACT Score for an 8th Grader?

I'm in 8th grade, and I just took the ACT after studying from a prep book. I had some time issues on the test, but I ended up getting a 28. Is this a good score for an 8th grader? What's a realistic future score goal?
17 Dec '15, 10:45 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Should I Take the SAT Junior Fall?

I'm a sophomore, and I already took the PSAT. I was planning on taking the SAT junior fall and then again junior spring if necessary. Is this a good idea, or should I wait to take the SAT until junior spring?
17 Dec '15, 11:59 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Does It Look Bad If Your SAT Score Goes Down 60 Points?

I've taken the SAT twice. The first time I got a 2080, and the second time I got a 2020. I'm relatively satisfied with my scores based on where I plan to apply, but I'm concerned about the fact that my score went down on the second test. Will the fact that my score decreased damage my chances at all...
17 Dec '15, 14:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Third SAT Subject Test or Retake SAT I?

I'm planning on applying to highly selective colleges that require two SAT Subject Tests. I've already taken Math II and Chemistry, and I got 800s on both of them. However, my SAT score is below a 2200, so I am worried about my chances. If I want improve my application, should I take a third SAT Sub...
17 Dec '15, 14:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Why Do Some Schools Ignore the SAT Writing Section?

I'm frustrated with the fact that many colleges don't consider the SAT Writing section. I got my best section score on Writing, and I'm disappointed that some schools won't see it. What's the deal with this?
17 Dec '15, 15:04 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Is October Too Late for Early Decision Testing?

I want to apply early decision to a college my senior year. Will I still be able to send SAT or ACT scores from my senior fall, or is that too late based on the typical November 1st early decision application deadline?
17 Dec '15, 19:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Trig Formulas on Math II SAT Subject Test?

Do I need to know the double and half angle trig formulas for the Math II SAT Subject Test? What about other trigonometric identities?
18 Dec '15, 10:18 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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2110 SAT Good for Berkeley?

I'm planning on applying to Berkeley for engineering. I just took the SAT, and I got a composite score of 2110 (my score breakdown was 690 on Writing, 730 on Math, and 690 on Critical Reading). Are my scores high enough to give me a chance of acceptance?
18 Dec '15, 10:41 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What's More Important to Colleges - GPA or Test Scores?

Do colleges prefer students with low GPAs and high SAT/ACT scores or students with high GPAs and low SAT/ACT scores? Which factor is more important in the admissions process?
18 Dec '15, 12:08 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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