On April 4, 2017 the New York Times published an op-ed written by Rebecca Sabky, who is a former admissions director at Dartmouth College. In the article, Ms. Sabky argued that kindness should be one of the criteria used in evaluating college applicants, in addition to SAT scores, grades, letters of recommendation, summer internships and extra-curricular activities.
In an effort to be more competitive with the GRE, the current law school admissions test of choice, the LSAT, is making changes to keep their position at the top of the heap.
The city’s Department of Education is picking up the $2.5 million bill so 70,000 high-school students can take the three-hour SAT college-entrance exam for free on Wednesday.
But education officials are not offering the writing-essay portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which many educators consider an important component in determining whether students are college-ready.
The GMAT is valid for 5 years. Read below for the specific details from top schools. You may be wondering whether you should take the GMAT now or later. If you just finished college or you have some free time right at the moment and think you may want to do an MBA in the future then it’s probably a good idea to take the GMAT sooner rather than later.
Here’s a question we’re frequently asked in the admissions department: Should I take the GRE or the GMAT for business school?
There isn’t a definitive answer that applies across the board. Different schools accept different tests—and some accept both. But there are some things to consider before you make your decision; we’ve outlined them below.
One of the toughest decisions students face while studying for the GRE, is figuring out how to kick-start their preparation. While some prefer good old private tutoring or in-person coaching classes, others think that an online prep course is the order of the day. Some even believe that self-study is the only way out.
The LSAC, the organization that administers the LSAT, the widely accepted law school admissions exam, isn’t saying that it is scared the GRE will displace its test as the leader in the clubhouse. But, well, there will be some changes ahead.
The dominos keep falling as more law schools consider the GRE.
Perhaps there’s still something of an “as goes Harvard, so goes the nation’s law schools” complex out there. After Harvard shocked the legal academy and announced that it would accept GRE scores as an alternative to the LSAT for future law school applications, it was only a matter of time before other elite schools jumped on the bandwagon. At the time, Jeff Thomas of Kaplan Test Prep suggested a “domino effect” after Harvard’s announcement, which was a much more polite phrasing than when I said that Harvard “broke the seal.”
Today’s daily Test Prep Question is for the ACT,SAT,GMAT and GRE. Feel free to tweet us @thebesttestprep to learn the path we took to achieve that answer. The choices are:
Test prep CEO and teacher offers strategies for coping with the ACT/SAT dilemma during the first year of Illinois’ state-mandated SAT.
By Jonah Meadows (Patch Staff) – March 2, 2017 12:21 am ET
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