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These are two interchangeable tests.  It is really just a matter of preference.  ACT is scored out of 36 and SAT, out of 1600.

If one were to compare scores:  an ACT perfect score is 36 and SAT - 1600.  

While SAT provides a total score that is the sum of two section scores, the ACT provides a Composite score.: the average of Math, Reading, English and Science.  The biggest difference between the SAT and ACT reports is that students have the option of sending colleges a Superscore report, which includes their highest composite score as well as a Composite score made up of their best performance in each subject across all test sittings.

BLUEBOOK: The Digital Testing App

The Digital test is available on tablets as well as PCs. Students may use their own devices.  Students should create a College Board account and then download the Bluebook app.  It is used for both practicing for the SAT and taking an official test.

We have additional resources.  We have partnered with Edison OS.  All students currently in classes would have received an invitation to log on and practice more tests for SAT via this partnership.  Students cannot say that they have no practice papers.  There you go!

Students will continue to take SAT at schools or traditional sites; at home testing is not a part of College Board's current plans.


The advantages of a digital test is that it can be adaptive.  Rather than having every student answer the same set of problems- many of which are too easy or too hard to add much insight to an individual student's performance- a digital exam can tailor itself to the student's ability level.


Students in this cohort, please register now for the March sitting or you may very well be without a seat!


Dear Sandra,

Happy New Year! Thank you for the hard work and care you have put into supporting your students as they apply to college. We hope you will soon have a moment to relax!

At this time, we are confident that we have processed application materials sent by our January 2 deadlines. As a result, we have added a checklist to applicants’ “UChicago Accounts” to let them see which materials have been received and which are still missing. On Thursday, January 18th, we will e-mail these students to let them know about the checklist.

If anything is missing, don’t worry! Applicants still have time to submit any missing materials without penalty. We hope to receive these materials by 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, January 30.

If your students are missing any school forms, you are welcome to submit (or re-submit) these documents through the Common App or Apply Coalition by Scoir. We will also accept materials by email. Our email address for materials is Direct upload through the Common App or Scoir is the preferred method of submission for any materials that may contain sensitive personal data.

We also accept materials via paper mail or fax. Please note that while we are making every effort to process application material as quickly and accurately as possible, our processing time on mailed or faxed materials can be 1-2 weeks longer than emailed or uploaded documents, which are typically processed within one to two business days.

Our material fax line is 773.702.0661, and our mailing address for materials is:

The Office of College Admissions

1101 E. 58th Street Rosenwald 005

Chicago, IL 60637

We encourage you to include the student’s name, email address, the CEEB code of their high school, and any other information that will help us match documents received through fax, email, or the mail with the rest of their application.

UChicago is also using to share application materials checklists for students from your school. You may also submit copies of any materials listed as "missing" directly through and they will be directly uploaded to students’ applications.

Creating a account is absolutely free. Go online to the Register page of to get started. You can sign in directly using your Google Apps / G Suite school account, Facebook, or even LinkedIn! If you choose to create an account using a social login, you do not have to fill out the registration form. You will need to set your organization when you log into Enter a First Name, Last Name, Title, Email Address, and Phone Number. The Institution Name field uses auto-suggest, so you can easily search for your school. Account verification can be handled by any colleague at your institution who has an active account. If no other active accounts exist, the verification process will be handled by Technolutions. We recommend using your work email address to expedite the verification process.

You will only be able to view checklists for students for whom you are listed as a primary counselor on the Common or Coalition application, which we know may not reflect all applicants from your school. Please feel free to share these account creation instructions with other counselors in your school community who may wish to review student checklists or contact us if you have any additional questions!

We hope this information helps you stay in the loop with your students! We appreciate your partnership in the college admissions process. As always, please feel free to reach out to your regional admissions counselor, Alejandra Campos, at with any questions you may have.

We look forward to reading your students’ applications!


Dear Sandra,

At Winthrop University, we celebrate diversity and inclusivity with the help of our Office of Diversity & Student Engagement, which provides opportunities to learn about other cultures. We invite you to join us at our Multicultural Student Day on Saturday, February 24 where there will be engaging breakout sessions, a comprehensive campus tour, the notable Eagle Spotlight luncheon and an opportunity to cheer on the men's basketball team.

We hope to connect with you soon, Sandra! If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact our office at 803/323-2191 or

With Eagle Pride,


The Admissions Team

Winthrop University

Office of Admissions

Joynes Hall

Rock Hill, SC 29733


Dear Sandra, Temple is your gateway to explore the world at one of the country's most prestigious universities. Your adventure can begin in Rome or Tokyo with our signature Entry Year Programs. To learn more about our global options for first-year students, join us for one of our January virtual information sessions. Register today for one of these options:

Temple Japan (TUJ) Entry Year Program: Jan. 23 at 7:00 a.m. EST OR Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. EST

Temple Rome Entry Year Program: Jan. 24 at 8:00 a.m. EST OR Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m. EST


Hey Sandra,

Our application deadline is approaching quickly. If you haven’t applied yet, be sure you get your application in by February 1.

Whether you’re still weighing your options, or you’ve already applied, you might have some questions. Want to learn more about what it’s like to be a student at Waterloo? Connect with a current student to learn about programs, classes, and campus involvement. We’re here to help!


The Frontiers application is now open!

We look forward to receiving your completed application shortly. For consideration, please submit the following before April 30, 2024:

  • An application

  • High school transcript

  • Teacher letter of recommendation

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English test scores (international only)

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once they are complete and all required documents are received. Typically, you can expect to hear back from our team within two weeks of your application being finalized. Accepted students will be placed in a major and minor following their submitted rankings and seat availability at the time of acceptance.


Year three of the Emerging Journalists Program at Elon University starts tonight – Jan. 16 – with its first virtual workshop. But good news: There’s still time for your students to apply for our workshops and our free, fun and immersive summer experience that’s scheduled for June 17-28, 2024. This on-campus residential learning workshop is open to rising seniors from diverse socio-economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. And, again, it’s completely free, thanks to a generous grant from the Scripps Howard Fund. EJP pays for students’ travel, lodging, meals and instructional materials, so now’s the time for your students to submit their applications.

Last year’s summer cohort produced a newspaper, a 40-minute newscast and a website. Here’s a snapshot of what our students did while on campus with us.

If you think the Emerging Journalists Program would interest your students, please have them apply at And if you’d like to talk more, please reach out to Colin Donohue ( or Kelly Furnas ( We’ll begin to review applications for the summer soon, and we hope to see some from your students.

Thank you. 

Colin Donohue

EJP Program Director

Instructor in Journalism 


What is Metallurgical & Ceramic Engineering?

Monday, January 22 - 6:00 PM

 These fields are all about understanding and designing the properties and applications of materials. Combine principles from physics, chemistry, and engineering to develop new materials or improve existing ones for various applications. 

What is A&R?

Monday, January 29 - 7:00 PM

 Congratulations on your acceptance to S&T! Your next step is signing up for Advising and Registration. Join New Student Programs staff to learn how to sign up and what to expect during A&R! 

Registration of Events


Dear Sandra,

You’ve (almost) made it! January can be a stressful time in the college admissions process, and we are grateful for everything you do to help your students prepare for and complete their college applications. I can remember being a high school counselor on New Year’s Eve: it was a holiday that didn’t exist for me with all of the January 1 deadlines. I loved the work (and admittedly didn’t love New Year’s), but I also always wished for flexibility for all the panicked families with whom I was in touch.

Please know that we understand this process is not always clear cut and straightforward. Students find their ways to college at different times, and no matter the timing, they deserve an opportunity. If you have a student who missed our deadline on January 15 and would still like to apply to Clark, just let us know. We are happy to help and be flexible whenever and wherever we can.

In gratitude,

Lydia Mann


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