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[Video] ACT vs. SAT–What’s the Difference?

Christine Kenyon

Written by Christine Kenyonon November 30th, 2018

I first encountered the world of undergraduate admission as a student volunteer in the Boston College Office of Undergraduate Admission. While I was pursuing my graduate degree, I received a graduate assistantship in BC’s admission office, where I worked part-time as an admission counselor. This is when I truly fell in love with undergraduate admission, and, as the saying goes, the rest is history! After receiving my master's degree, I accepted a position at Babson College where I reviewed applications from students in the northeastern and southern regions of the US and international students. Additionally, I oversaw the Weissman Scholarship and Enrico Scholarship application processes, served as a co-coordinator of transfer admission, and assisted with multicultural recruitment. I also mentored many of Babson’s first-generation college students and served as the advisor to the Babson Admission Mentors program. Most recently, I worked as a professional reader and interviewer for the scholarships affiliated with the Morehead-Cain Foundation at UNC Chapel Hill and the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program (a partnership between Duke and UNC).
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Your high school counselor is encouraging you to take the SAT. But your neighbor (whose son got into Harvard, by the way…) says the ACT is the way to go. So, what’s the real deal? Which test do colleges really prefer? Find out in the latest installment of our video series, We Can Explain. In this video, we break down the major differences between the two standardized tests and help you decide which test may help you put your best foot forward, giving you an advantage in the college admissions process. Click here to tune in for “ACT vs. SAT–What’s the Difference?” And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts. College-App-Prep-101-CTA


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