Due to Covid-19 many things have changed revolving around the SAT, ACT, and PSAT. Many universities and colleges have decided to go with test-optional applications but this does not mean that you should not take the SAT or ACT. Taking the exam and submitting your scores will give you an upper hand in getting into the college of your choice, especially if your score falls in their 50th percentile. The only way to better your chances is to study and prepare for these upcoming exams!
Here's everything you're going to need to know:
The PSAT will be open for sophomores and juniors this October as of now. There are 3 different test dates to register for, October 13th,16th, and 27th. Being that we do not know how long the circumstances of Covid will be around, it is extremely important to continually check for any updates or changes. If you have already taken the PSAT make sure to review your test scores and figure out what you need to focus on when practicing for the SAT. The PSAT scores should be released around December 6th giving you time to focus on improving your score. When studying, many useful strategies that can be used are Khan Academy, College Board, SAT tutoring, and even printing out older tests to practice.
The next SAT that will be open for juniors and seniors will be administered this March 13th. The deadline has already passed but if you missed this one no need to panic because you can register via phone or online for late registration. The next exam will be open for registration on April 8th and will be administered on May 8th. When studying for the SAT, it is very important to practice time management and strategies to finish everything in that given period. As for the PSAT Khan Academy and College board gives many study options that allow you to connect your previous scores and help you work on what you struggled with.
The ACT is fairly similar to the SAT given the added science section, which is why it is highly recommended to give yourself a chance to take both exams. The next ACT date will be open for registration as of now until March 12th and administered on April 17th, 2021. If you are not able to take the ACT in April you can still have an opportunity to register for the June and July exam. If you are currently a junior the ACT should be considered to give yourself an option when submitting your scores to colleges. ACT prep is also offered on the official ACT website.
For current and upcoming juniors and seniors, it is extremely important to prep any way you can for these tests and also be aware and persistent on your upcoming exam dates and registration deadlines. Covid has brought plenty of changes but do not let that scare you away from studying and improving your scores in order to improve your chances of getting into your top colleges! There are many options given in order to prep but one way to guarantee the score you want is to work with a certified tutor. At Sapneil Tutoring we offer many different kinds of help for not only the SAT but the ACT as well. You can choose to work one on one online or in-person with many different tools in order to help you succeed.
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