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How Universal College Admission Tests Help Low-Income Students


Replies to: How Universal College Admission Tests Help Low-Income Students

  • EmpireappleEmpireapple Registered User Posts: 615 Member
    Oh, its possible. This is my adjusted rate after insurance. Prior to the ACA I did not pay anything. Prior to the ACA I had reasonable co-pays for all of my medical appointments. When you hear on the news that some are paying sky high deductibles, premiums and are now spending huge amounts of their incomes on healthcare - its true! And everyone in Washington just went home rather than fix this. Unfortunately colleges also aren't asking how much we are spending on health insurance and healthcare costs - we qualify for nothing there either. It's great fun.
  • Studious99Studious99 Registered User Posts: 713 Member
    @Empireapple Maybe some students do improve with a lot of prep, but Collegeboard reports that SAT scores only increase a small amount after prep. A motivated student with Internet access can improve just as much with Khan Academy. Anyways, low income students should be smart enough to just do well their first or second time. It isn't rocket science.
  • CottonTalesCottonTales Registered User Posts: 547 Member
    edited July 29
    This may not be a popular stance, but how about "one and done." Prep for your test, take practice tests to get the format and timing down and then take it. Students don't retake (for the most part) AP or IB tests, and your HS teacher doesn't let you retake tests multiple times till you are satisfied with your results. I see students here on CC that retake the SAT or ACT multiple times, often asking how can they only submit their best score to schools that require all tests to be reported. Well, duh. If you take the test 5 times, you may get lucky on one of them with a decent score increase. That still doesn't make that student smarter, it just makes them a test grind. And as to the OP, schools have a responsibility to let low income students know about fee waivers.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 27,730 Super Moderator
    I don't want to participate in your debate,
    And yet you did.
    I apologize for this tangent and I won't respond to it again
    And yet you did - 9 times !!!!

    18 posts deleted. When the thread devolves into a debate of the genetics of racehorses, the time has come to close
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