All colleges accept the SAT or the ACT for admissions.

We recommend taking diagnostic tests to determine which exam is best suited for a student. Once the student’s practice tests are assessed and evaluated, our tutors and counselors will suggest the most competitive option and create a rigorous tutoring and testing schedule.

The ACT and the SAT are both created to assess the academic development of a high school student and their ability to complete college level work. However, the ACT and the SAT are different exams with distinct timing, overall structure and breakdown per section. It is important to try both exams and avoid choosing between the two exams based solely on speculation.

Q: Which test is appropriate for my child?

A: The answer is either one or both. Arete coaches will help you make this important decision through diagnostics and an understanding of the student’s strengths and weaknesses.

Q: How much prep time is necessary?

A: After taking the initial diagnostic test and analyzing the results, we suggest students start preparation 6-12 months before their first test date. At Arete, we recommend that SAT and ACT tests should be completed by first semester of junior year. Early study is highly recommended to diagnose areas of development and prevent overlap of study for multiple tests at the same time.

Q: How will Arete help my child achieve a great score?

A: The Arete model applies both a custom curriculum based on a thorough evaluation of each student and the application of proven methods for success. Core subjects are mastered as a matter of course, test practice ensures confidence and areas in need of special attention are carefully emphasized.

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