Standardized tests play an important role in the application process at many colleges, and those colleges will generally accept submission of either SAT or ACT scores. So which test should your child take? Check out the guidance provided by College Coach admissions educator, Ian Fisher, in the latest installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert. As a former Reed College admissions officer, Ian provides the insider scoop on whether colleges have a preference for the SAT or ACT, and gives direction to students as to which test will yield them the higher score. Head over to the College Coach YouTube channel to watch the video.
Have you heard the big news? The Common App announced that their essay prompts, unchanged since the 2017/18 cycle are, once again, not changing for the 2020/21 application cycle. High school juniors, that means you can start brainstorming essay topics any time now. While there’s no rush yet, you don’t want to leave your essay to the final hour! Find the prompts, tips for writing, as well as a fun quiz to help you pick the best prompt for you on the College Coach Insider blog.