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The College Essay Guy Podcast: A Practical Guide to College Admissions

Apr 4, 2018

On this episode we discuss:

  • Are standardized tests evil?
  • What are some other standardized test myths that people tend to believe?
  • To what extent does the SAT or ACT measure what students need to know in college?
  • Important statistics from “Crossing the Finish Line,” a book that outlines the research around how well standardized test scores predict actual student performance in life and in college.
  • What is the difference between “test optional” and “test flexible”?
  • If students don’t submit standardized test scores, does this have an impact on scholarships and financial aid?
  • Does applying to a college without a test score hurt a student’s chances?
  • Advice for students with test scores that are “just okay”