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Test Optional or Limiting Your Options?

Increasingly colleges and universities are considering test-optional college policies. As you prepare to apply for college this often only adds to the difficulty and confusion of an already complex process. ACT is here to help answer your questions as you navigate this process.

Your college application is like a jigsaw puzzle. With each piece of information—GPA, extracurricular activities, volunteer hours, test scores, awards—you are giving colleges a more complete picture of who you are. If you don't include an ACT score, you're removing part of the picture. And in this case, the missing piece could draw negative attention.

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