Reason 1. You’ve heard that many colleges have gone “test-optional.” Questions should be asked: What does “test-optional” truly mean? Will the suspension of SAT and ACT score requirements for admissions harm you in the long run? If you choose to submit your application without scores, you will be competing with those who submit applications with scores. Is that fair? Conclusion: It’s best to prepare to not just beat the tests but to Own those tests like a boss.
Reason 2. The SAT and ACT are not leaving our lives. Together, they generate over $1 billion annually: that’s 1000 x $1,000,000 coming from parents’ pockets. With that kind of revenue, they are here to stay. Conclusion: It’s best to prepare to Own the tests.
Reason 3. Colleges are not decreasing tuition costs, leaving you with 2 basic options: take out loans or GO AFTER SCHOLARSHIPS (free money), which are tied to test scores! 20-30 year college loans are debilitating (U.S. avg. $450/month), but if you beat the SAT or ACT, your future financial life dramatically improves. Conclusion: It’s best to prepare to Own the tests.
Reason 4. Test scores statistically reveal a student’s household income: The higher the test score, the higher the household income. The lower the test score, the lower the household income. Please remember, though, you are not a statistic; you are an individual who beat the game of tricky test questions and answers. Conclusion: It’s best to prepare to Own the tests.
Reason 5. The tests do not measure your intelligence or how smart you are. They only measure how well prepared you are to play their games. In fact, the SATs have upped the game by changing from paper-based to fully-digital this year. Conclusion: It’s best to prepare to Own the tests.
Reason 6. The test-makers tell us that test scores predict how well you’ll perform in your freshman year of college; your GPA does a much better job. But if colleges want to believe in test scores, then impress them with a solid score. Conclusion: It’s best to prepare to Own the tests.
Reason 7. Both tests are EASY to beat, but Time is never on your side. The sooner you start, the closer you’ll get to your goal = more free scholarship $$$ for college. The later you start, the more you will owe in loans plus interest for the next 20-30 years. Conclusion: It’s best to prepare to Own the tests.
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