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The SAT and ACT are the most important exams for University admission

Levels the Playing Field

The SAT and ACT exams give Universities a way to evaluate students from dissimilar High Schools.

 

Universities do not know the difference between GPA's from various High Schools. Some High Schools are easier to get a 4.0 GPA - especially home schooled children.

Ranks Applicants

The SAT and ACT exams allow all students to be ranked. They are uniquely graded as a curved percentile relative to all of the other students taking the test. 

 

The SAT median score will always be 1000. Half the students will always score less than a 1000, regardless of the difficulty of the exam. You are essentially competing against your peers.

 

Your peers/competitors are working now on prep! 

Scholarships

Almost every college offers "merit based scholarships" to attract academic talent. 

 

Their evaluation of "talent" is largely based on the SAT / ACT score.