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Ep. 118 | Winners & Losers With Test-optional Policies

Test-optional policies for SAT/ACT are slowly becoming permanent. Does this help or hurt your chances?

Show Notes:

In this episode, I break down who benefits the most (and least) from test-optional policies. With Harvard's recent announcement to extend their test-optional policy for another four years, it appears that this trend may become permanent. Who will be the winners and losers? I think you'll be surprised by the answers.      

0:01:39 First impressions

0:02:50 Who benefits most?

0:03:30 Hooked students

0:04:50 Non-hooked, super-qualified students

0:08:23 Lazy students

0:10:15 Super-motivated students

0:12:00 Overwhelmed parents

0:13:00 Who benefits the least?

0:14:19 The real losers

0:15:50 In general, all students

0:18:07 Review of winners

0:19:30 Review of losers Follow us:

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