I get this question almost every time I send an email about our SAT and ACT tutoring options, and yesterday was no exception. The question:
"Do you even need to submit your SAT or ACT anymore?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' herein...
There is a difference between APPLYING test-optional, and GETTING IN test-optional.
Colleges are a little cute about this. They don't readily release their stats on the number of admitted students who submitted their scores.
They do, however, brag about how many students with great or perfect scores they rejected, like Stanford did last year.
How do you decide whether to submit your scores? Here are my thoughts and hunches:
The decision to show your SAT or ACT cards is a game day, college-by-college decision in my experience. I hope this note gives you a bit of insight.
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