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Standardized tests: What’s required & what’s not

ACT v SAT, TOEFL v IELTS v PTE Academic

ACT v SAT, TOEFL v IELTS v PTE Academic

Unlike most countries there is not a specific test or set of tests that are universally required for admission to U.S. colleges and universities. Traditionally, U.S. students have had to take one of two primary standardized tests: ACT or SAT (and SAT Subject tests at more selective institutions). Continue reading

Combatting test prep anxiety

studying-for-a-test-1_21126739We know there’s a lot of pressure on you to get good scores on the SATs and ACTs. It’s natural to feel some anxiety. But don’t let it get the better of you. Here are some quick tips to make it all a bit easier.

  • Keep it in perspective. Standardized tests are important, but they’re only part of your application. College admission officers look atyour entire academic record not just your test scores.

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