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How Important are Junior Year Grades?

College admissions officers look at a variety of criteria when evaluating your college application: your SAT or ACT score, your high school GPA, and your extracurricular activities. They also take a look at your high school transcript. But how important are your high school grades, in particular your junior year grades, for college admissions?

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Should You Submit a Test Score to Test-Optional Colleges?

As the College Board and ACT, Inc cancel test after test due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities are also canceling certain admission requirements; namely, the SAT or ACT score requirement. As more and more colleges are allowing for test-optional applications, where does that leave you? If you’re applying to colleges this fall, should you still take the ACT or SAT test?

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What is SAT Score Choice?

College Board’s SAT Score Choice policy is pretty straightforward: it means you choose which of your SAT scores are sent to colleges. But why would you use score choice? How does it compare to super scoring? And does any of this apply if you send the four free score reports you get for each SAT test to colleges?