On January 7th, Parents & school officials were freaked out after the announcement was made by the State of Michigan about the upcoming change to the State high school exam. Michigan State students’ will be required to take the SAT instead of the ACT starting in spring of 2016. What does this announcement means? And how it is going to affect the college admission process?
Today’s 10th graders will be the first to take the new redesigned SAT exam to fulfill their state high school exam. However, would that affect their college admission? Many university officials have explained that the change will have a minimal impact on their admission regardless of the change. Universities have been accepting both ACT and SAT scores provided by students. The college admission application is a collective of high school performance, ACT or SAT score, letters of recommendation, applicant’s personal statement, and extra-curricular activities.
As a conclusion, students can still take the ACT exam, however they will have to pay the cost for it. In addition, students who are taking ACT preparation courses shouldn’t consider that a waste of money as they still have the ability to choose which score to send to their college.
Hussein M Hachem
Educare, Managing Director