International ACT Test-Takers

International ACT test-takers, the price that ACT Inc. will be charging students to sit and take the ACT is on the rise beginning in April. While this isn’t all that interesting to report, the reasoning behind the price hike is kind of interesting. With kind of being the operative words. … 

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504 Accommodations and the SAT

For students with 504 accommodations (and their parents), we’ve got some terrific news for you. The College Board has announced that it has overhauled — and greatly simplified — how the organization accommodates students with special needs. In short, it’s going to become a whole lot easier for students with … 

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ACT Writing Scores Canceled in Asia

Students who took the October ACT in Asia recently learned that their writing scores have been canceled. And why? The regular readers of our college admissions blog probably guessed it. There was cheating, once again, in Asia. Yes, once again. Because it’s not the first time an ACT (or a section … 

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Perfect Grades and Perfect Scores

Who says colleges don’t like to see perfect grades and perfect scores? There’s a piece up on “Forbes” by Willard Dix, a regular contributor on the topic of college admissions. We quite often agree with much of what Dix has to say, including much of what he writes in his latest thoughtful … 

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Problems with the New SAT

There are problems with the new SAT. And while problems with any test revamp are to be expected (and we’ve reported on these problems with the newly designed test in the past), a special report by Renee Dudley for “Reuters” entitled “New SAT was designed in way that may hurt … 

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Colleges Dropping SAT Requirements

We’ve written extensively over the years about colleges that no longer require SAT, ACT, and/or SAT Subject Test scores, test-optional colleges as folks in the college admissions community like to call them. And we’ve shared with our readers the real reason certain colleges do choose to go test-optional, one articulated very … 

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SAT Cheating Investigative Journalism

“Reuters Investigates” has a heck of a piece up today on the SAT cheating scandal in Asia. The piece, entitled “As SAT was hit by security breaches, College Board went ahead with tests that had leaked,” is authored by Renee Dudley, Steve Stecklow, Alexandra Harney, and Irene Jay Liu, and it is, … 

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