Recently, standardized testing has become a major topic of conversation. Some colleges and universities are currently “test optional” while many others require testing. If a college or university has a test-optional admissions policy, that means they allow all or some applicants to decide whether to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application. If a student does not submit their scores, it will not be counted against them in the application review. However, many of our students apply to Florida state schools and others that require testing to be a part of the application. We want our students to be prepared for these tests and believe that developing a plan is a necessary component of each student’s college process.
Many students are anxious about taking standardized tests. We believe following this testing schedule will help students become more familiar with the content and format of the SAT/ACT and build their test-taking endurance and strategies.
Early testing will also reveal areas of academic strength and weakness, enabling our college office to make more specific recommendations around test preparation and the college process.