You may be surprised to find out that you don't need outside science knowledge to answer most of the questions on the ACT science section, but it generally helps on 5-6 questions, and 1 or 2 generally will require it. Coming equipped with a fundamental knowledge of the basics of biology, chemistry, physics, and the earth sciences will generally cover you on those “outside knowledge” questions, while rare, could mean the difference between a 32 and a 36. But don’t just take it from us.
Creating a best-fit college list is a process that you must commit to. It takes time, reflection, and research. As you begin creating your list, remember that you want to find a college that will help you grow academically AND personally. Asking some core questions about yourself during this process and answering honestly is essential for you to zero in on the range of schools that appeal to you. Ready to begin exploring colleges in more depth?
The essay is a crucial element of your college application and we expect its influence to grow as colleges are increasing efforts to review applicants more comprehensively. While you may have similar grades, test scores, and activities as other applicants - the essay is the one place where you can let colleges know what makes you...you! It is an opportunity for them to learn about your personality, values, and goals. Below, we have shared with you a favorite essay written by one of our students.