College Admissions: The Pressures of College Entrance Exams

In an increasingly competitive college admissions environment, college applicants are feeling the pressure. With more students than ever applying to college and competing for a limited number of spots at universities, it’s not surprising that college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT cause a good amount of stress. But it’s important to keep in mind that YOU’RE MORE THAN A TEST SCORE!

While there’s no use denying that SAT and ACT scores are an important piece of your application and student profile–they’re not everything.  Four years of hard work and good grades (hopefully) in high school  are not erased with one standardized test score.

That being said, the SAT and ACT are tests that can be mastered through hard work and time commitment. College entrance exams aren’t quite tests you can cram for. They’re tests you should prep for over a long period of time, so you can get comfortable with the exams and develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills that are essential for succeeding on the SAT and ACT.

Scott Farber, founder of educational services company A-List Education (and one of the creators of Vocab Videos!), was recently featured on the Weekend Today Show offering his expert test prep advice for both students and parents.  Watch the clip below:


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