Standardized tests are an important part of the college admissions process. Your scores can have a direct impact on which colleges you get accepted to and even how much scholarship money you receive. In fact, a recent College Board survey showed test scores ranked as the third most important factor in college admissions, ahead of application essays and class rank.1
It’s normal for the pressure to make you a little nervous. But you don’t have to stress about your tests. We have all the test-prep resources—practice tests, strategies, and tips—to help you get your best scores on all of your tests. Dr. Gary Gruber and your other College Countdown test-prep mentors are ready to help you.
Don’t try to study everything that’s covered on every test.
A lot of students stress out about what to study for standardized tests and then get overwhelmed when they try to study everything. There’s just not enough time to study everything that’s covered on every test.
Instead, you need to figure out where you need help and focus on learning test-prep strategies for the areas that will improve your score the most.
Ready to get started? Check out the articles below to jump start your test prep.
1. “The SAT Report on College & Career Readiness: 2012.” The College Board. September 2012.