As you are assembling your college applications, make sure to include a strong ACT score. Remember that test optional policies are primarily for the benefit of the institution rather than the typical student. The more applications a college or university receives, the more they will need to reject, increasing their selectivity ranking. Schools still prefer test results; for example, 90% of the enrolled freshmen class at Georgetown last year had submitted test information on their applications. Additionally, ACT scores are still used to determine many merit based scholarships. Let ACT Ready help you put your best foot forward!