ACT, SAT scores also a factor in financial aid

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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:00 am

A student’s score on either of the best-known exams — the ACT or the SAT — won’t exclude him or her from higher education, said two Omaha-area high school counselors. But it’s vital to approach the tests seriously, they added, the better to enter one’s preferred school, avoid remedial courses and land scholarships to reduce or avoid debt after graduation.

“People think the ACT’s (needed) just to get into college,” said Jeanne Simmons, guidance director at Bryan High School in Omaha. “It is, but it also can decide where you start.”

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