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5 Things to Know When You're Applying to an Ivy League School

Matt Ragland

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1: Pick one standardized test and ace it

Ivy League schools (and most prestigious colleges, for that matter) will convert one of your standardized tests to the other one—so a 2200 on the SAT is a 34 on the ACT, even if you actually only got a 29. You don't need to cram for two very different tests; instead, choose which test you feel more comfortable with, and exclusively prep for that one until you can earn a top-notch score.

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