Getting into college starts way before you actually start to apply. From course enrollment to after-school extracurriculars, students need to build their college applications when they first enter high school. Below are some common actions that typically help with having a strong application.
Your activities do not have to start and end when you are in school. Make sure to fill your summers with fun activities such as volunteering, getting a job, or researching scholarships! Check out these YouTube videos for stuff you should do in the summers in between your school year!
The SAT and the ACT are standardized tests taken by almost every student in the U.S. Although many universities require you to submit your SAT/ACT scores, plenty of colleges are going SAT-optional. Regardless, these tests are very important to your college application and we want to help you get the highest possible score! Try these resources for SAT/ACT prep! FGF is neither sponsored by any of these companies/organizations nor paid to promote them.
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Practice taking full-length SAT tests on Khan Academy, just like the real one, or focus indiviudally on the math and reading/writing portions.
Take official College Board practice SAT tests and get personalized feedback to help you improve.
Take free SAT diagnostic tests on Varsity Tutors to help you understand which concepts you should work on the most.
Review Test Prep Review's FAQ for understanding more about the SAT and take practice tests to help prepare you.
Use the Priceton Review's SAT prep to learn from experts with video lessons, drills, and more.