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How to Break 1400 on the SAT Or 31 on the ACT


When students apply to very selective schools — those that accept less than a third of their applicants — they often think that having a high SAT or ACT score and a high GPA will get them into their dream school. The reality is that at most of these schools, high test scores won't get you in because there are so many applicants with great scores, but a low test score will almost certainly keep you out. That's why it's so important to be in the top threshold, but you don't have to be obsessed with a perfect score (not that that's a bad thing!).

At most schools, that threshold is a 1400 on the SAT or a 31 on the ACT. Those scores put you in the top five percent of all students taking the exam. For most students, getting into that range means more than just being good at Math and English. It means also being very good at the SAT. Our new SAT 1400+ and SAT 31+ courses are designed for those students who are looking for that extra edge to be at the top of the heap of applicants.

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