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“Being taught by my tutor Andrew was a true blessing. I am French and had no clue how to do well on the SAT. His advice was excellent, and he also increased my confidence. My scores went up by around 450 points! I would recommend ArborBridge to anybody.”
For exams that ultimately result in a single, simple score, the SAT, ACT, and Subject Tests create considerable uncertainty among applicants to colleges in the United States.
How important are the exams? When should I take them? What do scores mean? How can I study? Can I really improve my score?
For American students, the answers are often more clear. For instance, American students know when to take the exams because college counselors are there to guide them and, typically, all of their friends are taking them at the same time. They also know that the SAT covers only a few basic skills. It does not require students to recount their entire high school careers.
International students often face far more uncertainty — both about the exams and how to study for them. This uncertainty can lead to uncharacteristically low scores and, consequently, to a disadvantage on their applications. ArborBridge seeks to eliminate that disadvantage and to ensure that international students earn the scores that truly reflect their academic potential.
ArborBridge’s experience proves that international students can raise their scores on the SAT and ACT, and they can do so quickly. Unlike certain national exams, such as the Chinese Gaokao, the Jordanian Tawjihi, or the British A-Levels — which cover several years’ worth of coursework — the SAT and ACT cover a finite amount of material. It’s challenging, but it’s manageable for students who study hard and set reasonable goals.
Learn more about our approach to working with international students.