PERFORMANCE ON AP tests Surge in IMPORTANCE for current HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
With many colleges and universities making standardized tests like the SAT and ACT optional for admissions, Advance Placement tests rise in importance and should be adjusted for by the next wave of college applicants
The Covid-19 Pandemic has sped up what was already a trending reality - SAT and ACT exams are now an optional component in the college admissions process. As a result, High School students are now being judged against an updated criteria that now potentially puts more emphasis on the AP Exams, which begin on May 3, 2021. High School students currently enrolled in AP classes have an opportunity to raise their profile and attractiveness to college and university admissions officers by posting strong scores. Because these exams grade students’ proficiency on a particular subject matter, traditional studying could have a strong impact on their grade and employing the help of an AP Test Prep service could offer additional security around a student’s preparedness.
Harris Zakarin, co-owner of the test preparation company Regents Review, said “Students who are currently taking AP classes should plan on taking the respective AP examinations and work hard to achieve the highest scores. With more and more students choosing to apply to college without submitting SAT or ACT scores, performing well on AP Exams will play an even more important role in the college admissions process.”
Regents Review, LLC, has identified this change in the college admissions dynamic and is offering online, one-day, six-hour, classes that will better position High School students in securing those higher 4 and 5 AP scores. The one-day class not only is friendly to the bank account at $260, but it also provides a dynamic boot-camp style class immediately before an exam, offering a more effective and efficient way to study as compared to many other test-prep offerings that span multiple days.
AP ® tests are college-level exams on specific subjects and are administered in May upon the completion of an AP course taken at a student's high school. At many colleges and universities, a high enough score will earn the student college credit.