Author Archives: Matt Larriva

White Papers, Research

The Reality of Test-Optional College Admissions

The Reality of the Testing-Optional Trend   Abstract The trend of Testing-Optional institutions (colleges that do not require students to submit SAT or ACT results) has been increasing, from one school in 1969 to over 850 at present. Schools routinely opt into a Testing-Optional policy under the stated goals of increased socioeconomic and ethnic diversity and more holistic applicant consideration. It is the aim of…
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PSAT Scores and National Merit Qualifying Scores: How to Make Sense of Them

It’s been a couple of weeks since you took the PSAT, and by now you’ve probably even forgotten about it. Soon, however, you will be receiving your score report from that test. (Your school should receive them sometime in early December) And since the PSAT and SAT were redesigned this year, the scores don’t look the same as PSAT scores in the past.  So now…
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