Rumor has it that SAT's/ ACT's are not as important any more?
That rumor is false and your belief in it will cost you thousands of dollars.
Sure, dozens of colleges have claimed to be "test-optional". Why have they done that? If you think for a moment that it's because they don't any longer think the tests are relevant, then you've bought into their scheme hook, line, and sinker.
"But Hans, the colleges have said that!" Oh, does that mean it's true? The colleges also say that their job-placement rate is 90%, and that's certainly false.
Imagine, going into work and offering a brilliant idea that will generate $400,000 additional income and also improve the company's industry-standing? How will that be received? Promotion maybe, bonus for sure. Am I right?
If going test-optional yields 5,000 additional applications at $80 per application fee, then it results in $400,000 additional income. It also serves to lower the college application acceptance rate making the college appear to be "more selective". That's a huge win-win!
And just what do you think is the acceptance rate from the applicant pool who doesn't report SAT/ ACT test results? I'll leave you to ponder that.
Our Top 10 Admission and Scholarship Tip-
# 8- Begin preparation for SAT's or ACT's as early as in 10th grade and make it your priority to maximize test scores; this will greatly improve your acceptance rate and/or maximize scholarship potential.
That makes perfect College-Logical sense to me, though it's anything but typical.
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