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Ivy League Schools' view on ACT?

Hi everyone! I'm planning to apply to some Ivy League schools and was just wondering if they have a preference for the SAT or ACT? Do they view ACT scores differently as compared to SAT scores? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! Good question. Ivy League schools do not have a preference for one standardized test over the other; they accept and consider both SAT and ACT scores. Admissions officers often find it helpful that you provide your score from either test, as it gives them more insight into your academic capabilities.

To compare your scores if you have both SAT and ACT, you can use concordance tables provided by the College Board and ACT to understand how your ACT score aligns with the SAT score, and vice versa. This will help you determine which score is relatively stronger and potentially submit only that one if the school does superscore.

That being said, many schools have moved towards a test-optional or test-flexible policy in recent years. It's important to check if the Ivy League schools you're applying to still require standardized test scores or if it's optional. Remember that these schools still evaluate applications holistically, so your standardized test scores will be just one aspect of your overall application. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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