First, apologies for not updating the blog recently! Despite the global pandemic, it’s been a busy year for me, both personally and professionally. I wanted to check in and give some brief thoughts on the current state of affairs of testing in the US. Many of you have asked similar questions and expressed common concerns, so I’ll try to address them here.
Despite more schools going “test-optional” or “test-blind,” these tests continue to play an important role in admissions for many. In short, my current advice is to prep and take the SAT or ACT *if* you think you can get a score that will help you at a particular school. Of course, a number of factors go into determining whether you can get a score that will benefit you, so feel free to reach out to me directly for a complimentary phone call to determine whether it makes sense for you to invest the time and energy for your child to prep.
Regardless, know that a high score will absolutely help your overall application, particularly at ultra competitive or ‘highly rejective’ schools. Colleges have been faced with a deluge of applications, so any information you can submit to make yourself standout is beneficial, and SAT/ACT scores continue to be one of the best ways to do just that.
As always, I’m happy to talk and try to alleviate any concerns you may have, so feel free to reach out and see if I can help!
Please note, I currently only have room for 2-3 more students from the class of 2023 and expect to be fully booked within the next month or so.