Studying well for ACT or SAT is time-consuming and potentially costly. Ivy Bound can help your teen discern whether ACT or SAT is more advantageous.
We suggest that students make an early comparison (following sophomore year). Absent a comparison (or if the comparison shows nearly identical scores): most students seeking admission to competitive colleges who are capable of absorbing vocabulary should study for SAT and disregard ACT if scores are strong. Add ACT prep if after two post-tutoring SATs the scores are unlikely to impress your target colleges.
Our equally important suggestion: START EARLY. Colleges credit the best score, so it’s important to have three or more opportunities to take these tests. With vacations, proms, and graduations, that means the students who plan in advance will have the best opportunities. This is especially true for families that want to take advantage of Early Decision.
For students who have had a semester each of Algebra and Geometry by the end of sophomore year, the summer before junior year and/or the fall of junior year are usually the best times to prep.
We are offering a diagnostic test developed by CPP and Ivy Bound enlists CPP to run a computer evaluation based on a student’s input. This is a 3-hour test of SIMULATED SAT and ACT sections. A computer-generated report then gets sent home.
Call Ivy Bound for details – 860-666-5550.
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