What does 'test-optional' mean?

Offering personalised test prep to ensure that each student excels in standardised tests, even though some universities have made them optional



By Nisthula Nagarajan

Published: Sun 27 Jun 2021, 10:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 27 Jun 2021, 6:08 PM

This year, many universities are going test-optional, which means that students can decide whether to submit their SAT or ACT scores or not. If submitted, the school will take the scores into consideration but may focus on other parts of the application more. This has resulted in students wondering if they should really even take these tests.

Even though a university is test-optional it is better to take the exam and submit a good score. It is an opportunity for students to present the best version of themselves to each college. Test scores can be the feather in an application's cap and tip the scales in a student's favour in a highly competitive applicant pool. Additionally, many colleges, including test-optional schools, use standardised test scores to award merit scholarships for incoming freshmen.

Summer is the optimal time for students to get their heads in the game and build strong applications to increase admission and scholarship opportunities. Without the pressure of school, homework and examinations, students can hunker down, pick up a prep book, find an online prep course, or a test prep tutor to help them manage their time. This also keeps students' brains active, so they aren't slacking when they return to class in September.

Score Plus, a trusted name in the Middle East for high-quality educational services, has shaped the lives and careers of thousands of students at learning centres across the region since 2002.

Score Plus specialises in test preparation and admissions counselling for higher education to aspiring students of all levels of academic qualification, tutoring for school students and language training for individuals across various ages.

Adapting to this year's educational requirements, Score Plus is offering multiple live webinars covering various topics, including standardised test prep, higher education and scholarships.

The test centre has a qualified team of teachers, counsellors and administrators ready to help and answer any questions that students and their parents might have on standardised test-taking or universities.

Score Plus offers test prep services personalised to every student to help them achieve a high score on their standardised tests, ensuring a better chance at college admissions and scholarships.

For more information on the Score Plus course and consulting services, visit www.PrincetonReviewME.com or email youcanscore@scorepluseducation.com


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