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When Should I Take the ACT/SAT

When to Take the ACT/SAT

When should you take the ACT/SAT? Megan Dorsey is a college admissions expert and provides tips for finding the best time to take it.



Have you taken the ACT yet? Maybe you have a few questions about how to get your best score, or what to do with your score once you’ve gotten it. We went to Len Silverman at Huntington Learning Center for answers! more

Oct 30, 2017 12:31 PM test prep

Standardized test scores can be confusing. Is a 26 a good score? How does a 1080 on the new SAT compare to the old SAT? What score is good enough? more

Aug 10, 2017 11:25 AM test prep

Following your completion, what should you do? Double-check your answers like a persevering student? Put your pencil down and give your brain a rest, knowing your first instinct is usually right? It certainly varies for each individual... more

May 8, 2017 10:06 AM test prep

No one likes standardized tests. My kids don’t! But the truth is, just like in life, tests are a necessary part of school.  Sometimes you just have to buck up and do hard things in spite of challenges and this year is no different. Despite rumors... more

Apr 20, 2017 2:02 PM test prep

Did you know...57% of students improve their ACT scores on a retake, but 22% get a lower score? more

Feb 17, 2017 9:48 AM test prep

Find out when the best time is to start taking the ACT! more

Feb 9, 2017 1:45 PM test prep

Time to think about next year’s schedule! What’s the wise move: Honors or regular classes?While I can’t tell you what to do (sorry!), I can help you weigh the pros and cons of each choice. Here’s what to consider in order to make the decision... more

Jan 10, 2017 12:00 AM test prep

Take this quick quiz and find out what type of learner you are! more

Jan 10, 2017 12:00 AM test prep

Confused about the PSAT? We’ve got some answers to common questions and info on why your teen should take this particular “practice” test seriously. more

Sep 15, 2016 6:02 PM test prep

We’ve all seen it happen: A student walks into a room with sweaty palms, wide eyes, and a facial expression that suggests a sense of impending doom. They know that they aren’t ready for the test, you know that they aren’t ready for the test... more

Sep 8, 2016 2:00 PM test prep

The fear of academic testing itself, this debilitating issue often causes a significant decrease in testing scores, regardless of the student’s intellect or study time. Read these six helpful tips to raise test scores and lower anxiety. more

May 7, 2015 9:51 AM test prep

“$62.9 billion, the amount in federal loans the federal government provided for undergraduate students in 2013-2014.” - Collegeboard.org more

Mar 26, 2015 12:24 PM test prep

Instead of spending several hours randomly studying for either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and hoping for the best, there is a more calculated way to maximize your teen’s scores and possible scholarship earni more

Mar 26, 2015 11:40 AM test prep

With the right amount of preparation, students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses can transform their high school knowledge into college credit by taking and passing an Advanced Placement test. more

Jan 15, 2015 9:26 AM test prep

Choosing the right college and finding a way to pay for it requires putting your thinking cap on years before graduation. This grade-by-grade college-prep checklist will help you and your student start the search, stay on track and cross the finish l more

Aug 21, 2014 3:51 PM test prep

There are a lot of ways students can prepare for major standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. Research has proven the best way to maximize results is to use a test-prep method that suits one’s learning habits. more

Jun 3, 2014 3:59 PM test prep

Is your teen struggling with the Reading and English section of the ACT? Use these time-tested tips to help bump up your scores on these sections of the ACT. more

Apr 17, 2014 2:39 PM test prep

Get in the know and find out how comprehensive ACT programs can help students in the 8th grade and up get better prepared for college and a career with EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT, and WorkKEYS. more

Nov 7, 2013 10:55 AM test prep

A well-kept secret when it comes to raising your teen’s PSAT score is that there is a wrong way and a right way to practice for the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. more

Oct 31, 2013 11:05 AM test prep

Having a hard time deciding which test to take? Put your skills to the test with these tools to discover if you'll perform better on the ACT or SAT. more

Oct 17, 2013 2:36 PM test prep

Tips and tricks to Survive the ACTs

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Here are some great tips and tricks to help your teen brave the academic elements, and survive the ACTs

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