Do This One Thing to Turn Your ACT/SAT Score Into Scholarship Money
ACTs and SATs play a significant role not just in college admissions but also in college scholarships. You obviously want to get as many scholarships as possible, so how do you actually go about doing that?
Whether you know exactly where you want to apply or are simply googling ‘best colleges for [your major], it’s absolutely essential that you go to each of their websites. Many colleges will tell you exactly how much scholarship money comes with different test scores.
For example, check out these stats from the University of Missouri’s website:
Mizzou is giving you incredibly valuable information by being this specific. Let’s say you have a 29 on the ACT. Mizzou will give you $7000/year, which is a huge amount of money. But…if you were to score 1 point higher and get a 30, you’d get an extra $7,838 more per year or $31,352 total for your four years at the school. That’s an insane amount of money! Just one extra point is worth over 30 grand.
But if you hadn’t looked at the website, you would’ve had no idea just how much extra money you could have gotten had you tried to take the test again.
Not all colleges are this upfront, but it’s absolutely worth your while to spend five minutes on a college’s site to find out.