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The SAT Scores You Need for Nursing Programs

Posted by Halle Edwards | Nov 8, 2015 12:00:00 PM

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Are you wondering the kind of SAT scores you need to get into nursing schools? Applying for undergraduate nursing programs is simpler than you might expect, but it's important to understand what is expected of you.

This article will explain everything you need to know about applying to nursing school, including the different types of nursing programs, what the average SAT and ACT scores for nursing school students are, and what you need to do to make your application stand out. We'll also go through some examples of great nursing schools, so you can see what their SAT requirements are.

Find out here the SAT nursing scores you need, and other tips for a successful nursing school application!

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What Is the ACT Out Of?

Posted by Dora Seigel | Oct 17, 2015 12:30:00 PM

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You may have heard of this standardized test called the ACT. What's this test out of? What's the highest and lowest ACT score? And what score should you try to get? I'll answer all of these questions below.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Your College?

Posted by Dora Seigel | Oct 17, 2015 12:00:00 PM

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Hopefully at this point in your college application process you have thought about your dream schools. Whether you took the ACT once and are debating taking it again or if you are just beginning the ACT preparation process, you are probably wondering what ACT will get you accepted.

While there is no one exact ACT score that will be considered “good” for your college or guarantee you a spot, there is a particular ACT score that will you give you the best chance of being accepted. What is it? I will answer that and more by guiding you through 4 easy steps. 

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What's a Good SAT Score for Your College?

Posted by Dora Seigel | Oct 17, 2015 11:30:00 AM

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You’ve thought about your dream colleges and are wondering what SAT score will get you accepted. While there is not one number that will guarantee you a spot in the freshmen class, there is a range that will give you the best chance of admission. What is it? I'll answer that and more in this article.

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What's a Bad ACT Score?

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Oct 9, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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When it comes to your college applications, you probably aren’t too worried about your ACT scores— unless, that is, you think your scores will be too low.

Don’t panic just yet! Like most things in life, ACT scores are all relative — there’s no such thing as a bad ACT score in a vacuum.  In this post, I’ll talk about what it means to have a “bad” score in relation to the entire US, your general peer group, your prospective colleges, and (maybe most importantly) yourself.

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What's an Excellent ACT Score?

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Oct 9, 2015 4:30:00 PM

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This article would be a pretty short one if there were a single answer to the question of what qualifies as an excellent ACT score. Like most things in life, however, what you might consider an excellent score depends on your perspective.

In this post, I’ll talk about different ways to understand what counts as excellent test performance. I’ll start off with excellent scores in relation to the general population before discussing more nuanced comparisons: what does it mean to have an excellent score when considering your peer group performance, your target schools, and your own strengths and weaknesses?

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Average ACT Scores: What They Mean For You

Posted by Alex Heimbach | Oct 2, 2015 7:00:00 PM

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The average ACT score for US students is a 21. The middle 50% of students score between a 16 and a 24. The following chart breaks down the nationwide average by section:

English

Math

Reading

Science

20.3

20.9

21.3

20.8

 

However, when you’re thinking about college admissions the nationwide average isn’t important: what really matters is the average score of the students you’re being compared with.

If you’re a high achieving student applying to very selective schools you’ll need a score much higher than the national average. If, on the other hand, you’re applying to certain state schools, a 20 is a totally acceptable score.

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What's Considered a Bad SAT Score? Avoid This

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Sep 27, 2015 3:30:00 PM

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Many students worry that a bad SAT score will be the kiss of death for their college applications. The SAT is an important part of the admissions process, so you obviously don’t want to submit a crummy score - but how do you know whether your score is all that bad to begin with?

If you're worried about low scores, understanding where your scores stand in relation to other students’ is the first step to improvement. In this post, I’ll talk about comparing your own scores to those of the general population, your peer group, your target schools, and even your own potential scores. I'll finish off with strategies to bring up scores no matter your goals or study timeline. With this information, you'll be well-prepared to make necessary steps in improving your SAT scores. 

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Defining a Good SAT Score?

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Sep 27, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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While the definition of a “Good SAT Score” is can seem subjective, in fact, there are valid and objective ways to quantify it.  In this article, I’ll go through four different methods you can use to decide what a good SAT score means for you. Having the wrong definition can be catastrophic to your college future, and having the right definition can be a strong motivator to achieve your SAT goals.

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How Many Questions Can You Skip for a Good SAT Score?

Posted by Dora Seigel | Sep 19, 2015 5:45:00 PM

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Every year students fight to get the SAT score they want. For many students, completing all the questions before running out of time is a serious challenge. If you're one of those who struggles to finish the test in time, skipping can be a real asset. But how many questions can you skip for a good score on the SAT?

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How Many Questions Can You Skip for a Good ACT Score?

Posted by Dora Seigel | Sep 19, 2015 5:35:00 PM

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The ACT is a time crunch, and most students have trouble finishing the whole test in the allotted time. So how many questions can you skip for a good score?

In this article, I will let you know how many questions you can skip or answer incorrectly and to get a composite score of 26.

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What's an Excellent SAT Score? 

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Sep 19, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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The SAT score is one of the most important parts of your college applications because it’s one of the only things that’s standardized. When all student applicants are taking the same exam, admissions officers can use it as a barometer to compare students that come from different backgrounds, educations, strengths, weaknesses, and intellectual abilities.

If all students take the same exam, and all admissions officers look at those exam scores in the same way, then it should be easy to figure out what an excellent SAT score is, right? Not necessarily. Like most things, an excellent SAT score is all relative. In this post, I’ll talk about different types of “excellent” scores in relation to the entire US, your general peer group, your prospective colleges, and (maybe most importantly) yourself. 

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How Many Questions Can You Miss for a Perfect SAT Score?

Posted by Dora Seigel | Sep 12, 2015 10:30:00 PM

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Every year about 500 students get a perfect score on the SAT. How many questions can you get wrong and still be among this elite group? Find out here in a complete breakdown of the Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections across 4 official SAT practice tests.

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On the SAT, how many people get a 2200, 2300, or above (2400)?

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Apr 9, 2015 2:07:27 PM

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How many students get a 2200, 2300 or above on the SAT?  How many students get a perfect 2400?  Here we look at the number of students, and the percentile of these ranks.  Then we find out whether you should retake the SAT if you get these scores.

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When Don't SAT/ACT Scores Matter for College Admissions?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Mar 21, 2015 8:30:00 PM

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Have you started researching how to apply to college? You may know that most college-bound students take the SAT and ACT. But just how important are they, and when can you get away without taking them?

Let's look at when SAT and ACT scores are important for college admissions, and when they're not.

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