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April 22, 2011 The Inside Scoop: SAT/ACT Scores and College Admissions

Nov 1st, 2013 | ACT, College Admissions, New York Times, SAT, Testing, Undergrad

Over at the New York Times’ college admissions blog “The Choice,” the deans of admission at Penn and Michigan reveal how they consider test scores on a college application.

The Takeaway:

  • SAT and ACT scores aren’t everything, though they are important. Admissions counselors go over scores quickly, and there are no minimum cutoff points.
  • In order for your application to be competitive, you’ll want to aim for the scores of a college class’s middle 50 percent test range.
  • Academic grades are as, if not more important than test scores.