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Wouldn’t the SAT and ACT be easier, if you could solve every math problem using 4th grade math skills?

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Wouldn’t the SAT & ACT be easier if you could solve every math problem using 4th grade math skills?

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Extended Reasoning For Higher SAT & ACT Scores

Extended Reasoning for Enrolling In Our SAT/ACT Prep Course: As near as I can calculate, there has never been a more important time to make sure your child’s SAT/ACT score is as high as possible.

Here’s how I arrived at that conclusion.

First off, the economy is rebounding, but there was an extended period where it was simply lousy. Your investments - that were allocated for college expenses - probably have not grown as much as you might have hoped, and as a result will be able to cover the costs.

Secondly, colleges are increasing their attendance costs at outrageous rates. In fact, since the Lottery funded SC Life Scholarship was put in place, SC colleges have raised their cost of attendance by over 45% on average - while inflation has been nearly flat over the same time frame. While these colleges have blamed their cost increases state budget cuts, it’s appears to be a simple “money grab” to many objective people close to the situation. Regardless of who is to blame, the result of these cost increases is clear. Clemson is now the most expensive publicly funded school in the entire south, and USC is 4th on that same list. As a state, South Carolina now boasts one of the most expensive in state college tuition averages in the South as well.

Finally, admissions standards are getting higher and higher. Clemson has all but stopped admitting students who fail to qualify for the Life Scholarship, and many SC Life Scholarship recipients have failed to win admission to Clemson. While not as strict as Clemson, the University of South Carolina is also getting more and more difficult on the admissions front as well. Nearly every college admissions department in the country puts greater emphasis on the SAT/ACT score than the GPA, and/ or class rank (and for good reasons that we can’t go into here) - so a good SAT/ACT score is a must.

These conditions add up to a climate in which SAT/ACT scores are more important than ever. Since most schools use the SAT/ACT score to gauge a student’s admission’s potential and his scholarship awards (including and in addition to the SC Life Scholarship and Palmetto Fellows Grant), your student’s SAT/ACT score needs to be as high as absolutely possible.

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