Which Schools Superscore the ACT (and why more should)

Historically, most colleges have superscored the SAT.  Today, more two-thirds of the over 500 colleges we looked at superscore the ACT. A study conducted by ACT and some Harvard psychometricians suggests that superscoring is the best policy for students and admissions officers alike. Most of the research on standardized tests indicates that students benefit by … Continue reading Which Schools Superscore the ACT (and why more should)

Wait, Wait, Don’t Admit Me, or Will I Ever Get Off the Waiting List?

Waiting lists are a part of life.  Restaurants.  Bars.  Library books. Tickets to a show.  College.  And in all these cases but the last one, if you have a little patience, it usually works out. Thousands of students are sitting in the waiting room.  Will they get out? Waiting list season has begun.  Thousands of … Continue reading Wait, Wait, Don’t Admit Me, or Will I Ever Get Off the Waiting List?

Who Requires SAT and ACT Essays (and why they shouldn’t)

While over 70% of students taking the SAT and more than 50% taking the ACT opt in to the essay, not even 1% of colleges require an essay score.  Students and taxpayers are sending tens of millions of dollars into the College Board's and ACT's coffers and don't appear to be getting anything out of … Continue reading Who Requires SAT and ACT Essays (and why they shouldn’t)