Getting into the college of your choice depends on much more than a single number, but standardized exam scores weigh heavily in the admission process, especially for highly selective colleges. In other words, high scores on the ACT or SAT are necessary, but not sufficient, for being selected for admission to selective colleges and universities and for receiving high value scholarships. A high test score alone without other accomplishments won’t get you far, but without a high test score, a student’s other accomplishments may not even be considered.
The best test-prep strategy is to be an effective student, but a six-month course of systematic review before taking the test can make the difference between good and outstanding. A perfect or near-perfect score on the ACT or SAT not only places a student head and shoulders above most of the competition, it also demonstrates an exceptional level of motivation, which is what selective colleges and scholarship programs value above all. Just like a coach is indispensable for a high-performing athlete, an academic coach is indispensable for a high-performing student. This is where I come in, by helping the most exceptional and gifted students to reach their full potential.