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National Merit Semifinalist Cutoffs Class of 2024

| National Merit, PSAT | 3,403 Comments
Practice the new digital PSAT or SAT for free For a limited time, Compass is offering students the opportunity to take a practice version of the new adaptive, digital PSAT…

Colleges that Allow Self-Reporting of SAT and ACT Scores

| ACT, College Admission Requirements, College Counseling, SAT, SAT Subject Tests | 199 Comments
Over the past few years, efforts have been made to encourage more colleges to accept self-reported SAT and ACT scores from students during the application process and only require official…

SAT and ACT Policies and Score Ranges for Popular Colleges and Universities

| ACT, College Admission Requirements, Featured, For Students, SAT | 160 Comments
Compass has compiled the most recently available score range data and admission testing policies for popular colleges and universities, public and private, chosen to represent a wide array of four-year…

How Good ACT/SAT Scores Can Help Pay for College

| Admissions, For Students, National Merit, Scores | No Comments
“Our son has been offered a full ride to UT Austin and his ACT score played a big role in earning this honor.” – Fiona L., Compass parent, North Carolina…

ACT and SAT Testing Dates

| ACT, College Counseling, SAT | 2 Comments
A little advanced planning can go a long way when it comes to admission testing. One of the first steps in designing the most effective test prep plan is to determine…

A New Era in Testing

| Admissions, College Admission Requirements, Scores | One Comment
After three volatile admission cycles, the role of test scores has stabilized around a lasting dichotomy: neither testing nor test-optional allowances are going away anytime soon. This polarity is most…