Monthly Archives: January 2017

31 01, 2017

What Are Safety Schools?

By |2018-07-16T03:20:40+00:00January 31st, 2017|Admissions|

College counselors often say students should apply to safety schools, fit schools, and reach schools. But what does that mean? Determining whether a college is a safety school, fit school, or reach school depends on three things: How selective the college is. The simplest measure of selectivity is a college’s acceptance rate, or the [...]

31 01, 2017

What Is the Average SAT Score?

By |2019-06-05T20:29:28+00:00January 31st, 2017|SAT|

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably wondering how your SAT score stacks up against the competition, or at least how your score relates to the average SAT score. Of the 1.7 million SAT test-takers in 2017, the average student scored 1060. That means half of all test-takers scored 1060 or below and half scored [...]

31 01, 2017

Scholarships for High School Seniors

By |2020-05-01T00:07:00+00:00January 31st, 2017|Admissions|

There’s no getting around it: college is expensive, and it is a daunting task to figure out how you’re going to pay for it. One way to make that a little easier is to check this list of college scholarships for high school seniors. One of the first steps towards paying for college for [...]

31 01, 2017

How Much Does the ACT Cost?

By |2018-11-15T17:21:01+00:00January 31st, 2017|ACT|

It costs $42.50 to register for one ACT date without the Writing section included. It costs $58.50 with the Writing section included. There are a handful of extra charges that depend on circumstance, including registering late, sending scores to more than four colleges, changing test dates and more. That's the cost of one ACT [...]

30 01, 2017

What is the Average ACT Score?

By |2018-07-16T03:40:44+00:00January 30th, 2017|ACT|

The average ACT score is 20. In other words, 20 is the median composite score. About half of the nation's test takers score above 20, and about half score below. ACT Category Score Average ACT Composite score 20 Average ACT English score 19 Average ACT Math score 19 Average ACT Reading score 20 Average ACT [...]

25 01, 2017

ACT to SAT Conversion

By |2019-06-05T21:19:09+00:00January 25th, 2017|ACT, SAT|

One of the questions we most commonly hear from students who have taken either the PSAT, the SAT, or the ACT (or even just a practice test for one of these tests) is “what would my score be on the [other test]?” I.e. How do I do an ACT to SAT conversion? To answer [...]

12 01, 2017

GPA Calculation for College Admissions

By |2019-06-05T20:31:33+00:00January 12th, 2017|Admissions|

What is a grade point average, and how do you do a GPA calculation? If you are a high school student, you have a GPA, but nobody would blame you for not knowing exactly what it is or how it is determined. As you get closer to applying to college, you should understand what [...]

8 01, 2017

Colorado Changed to the SAT in 2017: What You Need to Know

By |2018-07-10T17:09:26+00:00January 8th, 2017|Other Posts|

On April 11th, 2017 all Colorado high school juniors will take the SAT. Why does this matter? In 2016, only 5500 Colorado students took the test. Effective this spring, Colorado and the College Board partnered to administer the SAT as the state’s accountability exam and every junior will now take a new four hour exam. [...]

8 01, 2017

Illinois Changed to the SAT in 2017: What You Need to Know

By |2018-07-16T03:52:55+00:00January 8th, 2017|SAT|

On April 5th, 2017 all Illinois high school juniors will take the SAT. Why does this matter? In 2016, only 5000 Illinois students took the test. Now, Illinois and the College Board have partnered to administer the SAT as the state’s accountability exam and every junior will now take a new four hour exam. The [...]