Today we're going to dive into a question I've received so very many times over the last few months: Lauren, should we take the ACT or SAT this year?
Gosh, I wish I could give a quick DO IT! or DON'T DO IT! answer, but - as with most things this year - the reality is far more complex than any one pat answer can adequately address.
This episode will walk you through a framework that will give you guidance to make the decision that's right for you based on all of the information available to you today.
By the end of this episode, you'll be able to comfortably and confidently make the decision that's right for you.
About Lauren Gaggioli
After graduating from New York University with her B.F.A. in Theater, Lauren moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. To make time for auditions during the day, she called upon her academic roots from her high school days and began tutoring the ACT and SAT.
She quickly fell in love - not with the exams, but with the feeling that she was helping students put their feet on a firm path towards a big, bright future.
(Ok, maybe she fell a little bit in love with the exams too. Her dad didn't nickname her #2 Pencil Nerd for nothing.)
After 7 years working as an in-home tutor with a large test prep firm and then in her own independent tutoring company, Lauren distilled her experiences into the 4 different ACT & SAT prep programs that are now available through her company, Higher Scores Test Prep.
Lauren's love of teaching and compassion for what students are facing in today's complex, competitive college admissions landscape allows her to bring a little bit of calm to her corner of the college admissions process.
4 steps to determine whether you should take the ACT or SAT:
- Create your college list.
- Research your colleges' current admissions policies.
- Research your colleges' current merit aid/scholarship requirements.
- Run the Rejection Test.