Episode #88: SAT vs. ACT during COVID: To take or not?

In today’s coaching session with my Passion Project Bootcamp student Patricia, I’ll be answering a question that I get often. With the policy changes due to COVID-19, a lot of students are now wondering if they should even be taking the SAT or ACT, so I wanted to look at this topic today on the podcast (fun fact – Patricia is actually from the very same high school that I attended, which makes helping her on this coaching session extra special to me)!

In this episode Patricia not only asks about the SAT and ACT, but I also coach her on how to choose a major as well as a minor, and I share strategies with her for reaching more people and have a greater impact with her Passion Project.

We share all the resources, lessons on how to stand out, plan for SAT and ACT, land research positions and more in my Passion Project Bootcamp 1-year college consulting program.

This year I’m also hosting a bonus goal and mindset training for students enrolled in all of my programs, because I strongly believe that having the right mindset is what will lead you to success.

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  • How to learn more about the topics in your major if you’re not sure if it’s for you
  • How to decide whether to take the SAT and/or ACT test
  • What else you should be focusing on in addition to your GPA
  • How to reach more people and have a greater impact with your Passion Project



The best way to learn more about something, is to be in the field and to do it with the people.
They’re not going to select a student purely because of GPA. It’s going to be the personality, the character and the recommendation letters.
The fast way `{`to succeed`}` is to collaborate with people.
I had a lot of time on my hands so I thought I should try researching about college, and you just popped up on my Instagram!


Getting into Ivy League & Top-tier colleges doesn’t require perfection.

I repeat: You do NOT have to be perfect.

You also don’t have to spend a million hours volunteering, get perfect test scores, or be a star athlete.

What is required is understanding How to STAND OUT.

Join me for the FREE #ACCEPTED Masterclass where you’ll learn:

Passion Project Bootcamp is a digital course where you get my proven framework to brainstorm, strategize, execute, and scale your Passion Project, so you can get into your Ivy League or Top-tier school of choice!

Using my 4-step framework, you’ll create your BEST Passion Project that will capture the attention of the college admissions officers you want to impress.


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By Julie Kim Ed.M Harvard University