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Navigating College Admission Tests



Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30 PM (PST)


If you were unable to attend the live webinar, a recording has been posted below.


Although around 95% of US colleges have adopted test optional policies, the decisions to test and submit scores require thoughtful consideration. For instance, among some selective universities, strong test scores are preferred and enhance students’ applications. Conversely, other colleges state that the absence of scores has little impact on admission outcomes.

Hear from the experts at Compass Education Group as they lead a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing and the recent outcomes of the test optional movement.

Presentation topics will include:

  • The evolving role of test scores in specific contexts
  • Making sense of the subtlety and variety of testing policies
  • Fresh admissions data from test score submitters and non-submitters
  • Making an informed choice between the ACT and SAT
  • The diagnostic value of the PSAT and other practice tests
  • Optimal timing and smart approaches to test preparation and testing


Chuti hails from the Midwest, growing up in Milwaukee and graduating from Northwestern University with a joint B.A. in Political Science and Economics. In 2006, while working as an actress and writer, she started with Compass in the Southern California office as an SAT/ACT Verbal and Math tutor. Her experience in the performing arts and entertainment industry has been in perfect alignment with helping students navigate the challenging waters of test prep. She utilizes her skills of communication, creativity, organization and motivation to help her students maximize their test scores and ultimately achieve their dreams.


Schedule a consultation with a Compass Director

The members of our management team are leading experts in the field of admission testing. They personally lead every aspect of each student’s experience with Compass, including program recommendations, tutor selection, and ongoing guidance. We welcome you to schedule a call with us to review your student’s practice test results and collaborate on a strategy for how best to proceed.

The Compass Resource Center

Download the latest version of…

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing

…in our comprehensive Resource Center. Get answers to the most important questions, including:

  • How competitive are your test scores?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • What do I need to know about the new digital adaptive SAT?