Double Dips, Triple Dips and Just Plain Dippy
Parents of teenagers in the junior year of high school often wonder how many times their teen should take the SAT or ACT.
It’s almost unheard of these days for a student to take either of these tests only one time (a “single dip”) because the college admissions playing field has become increasingly competitive.
Two times is appropriate, three times will do in a pinch. It is not recommended to take either the SAT or ACT more than three times. There is such a thing as just maximum saturation of benefits. Parents, check target scores that each college posts on their website admissions page. Inform yourself of the range that’s typical of their most recently accepted class, and do what it takes to make sure that your student’s scores are within that range.
Speaking of things parents should be doing for their high schoolers, did you know that my new book 4 Keys to College Admissions Success has been endorsed by Larry King, and features a Foreword by four-time Ivy League Professor Randall Balmer (Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton)? They agree that parents like you NEED the solutions I provide there.