Class of 2018
This class has the option of taking the ACT or the redesigned SAT (rSAT)
- The tests are similar in structure and content but not identical. There are pros and cons to each test.
- Though both the ACT and the SAT list the essay as optional, it is recommended that the test be taken with the essay as many universities/colleges do require it
All colleges accept either SAT or ACT scores for admission.
EDNavigators requires that every student take a full-length practice ACT and/or a full length practice SAT with us before prep sessions begin. The testing experience and the results will help each student understand the endurance required of each test and determine which test he/she prefers. It also enables EDNavigators to diagnose issues and make recommendations. All EDNavigators practice tests are true retired tests. (For students who have taken the PSAT, I like to see those results to help with diagnostics as well. However, it is important to note that score inflation may have been a factor on the PSAT.)
Each student should plan to take the real test of choice 2-3 times after working through EDNavigators preparation sessions.
Many students decide to take both the SAT and the ACT. These students should plan to take each test 2-3 times after working through EDNavigators preparation sessions.
Prep should begin a minimum of 6 weeks before the student plans to take the real SAT or ACT. For students who want to prep over the summer but test in winter or spring, EDNavigators suggests completing the prep package over the summer then scheduling at least one review/refresh session about two weeks before the desired test date.
It is important to always leave room for the chance that your score will be delayed. Don’t cut it too close to the college application due date.