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Illinois replaces ACT with SAT

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 15, 2016

The state of Illinois announced Thursday that it will now require high school students to take the College Board’s SAT test instead of the ACT.Despite protests from the ACT, the decision was made to use the SAT after a state procurement process.The board’s contract with the ACT expired on June 30, 2015. After...

Illinois still undecided on college exam

Illinois still undecided on college exam

By Ali Braboy

January 24, 2016

A state contract with the College Board — who supplies the SAT — or the ACT won’t affect University applicants or the admissions process.EJRobin Kaler, campus spokeswoman, said the University accepts both the ACT and SAT for students interested in applying to the University.Kaler ...

Advanced Placement rules change for Illinois students

By Ali Braboy

August 27, 2015

In fall 2016 all Illinois freshmen will be able to receive college credit for AP scores of three or higher.Advanced Placement courses, commonly called AP, are classes taken during high school that offer college credit if completed successfully, according to the College Board website. The site states that...