Testing FAQs for Those Who Want to Return to College After A Break

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Ready to go back to school after a break? It's never too late -- but it does mean that the SAT or ACT may once again be a part of your life. For the returning student who doesn't know whether a test retake is necessary, there are several factors to consider, advises Eric Allen, co-founder of Admit.me, a free online admissions resource, and Admit Advantage, an expert admissions consulting firm in New York and Bethesda, Md.:

- How old are you? How long have you been out of school? Some colleges will waive the test requirement for older applicants and use other indicators, such as community college transcripts or work experience, in lieu of standardized test scores.

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