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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...

First semester GPA predicts graduation likelihood

First semester GPA predicts graduation likelihood

By Lilly Mashayek

February 15, 2016

New research suggests that the first semester at college could be more important than a lot of freshmen may prefer to think. Students who earn low first semester GPAs may be at risk of having a decreased likelihood that they will graduate than their peers who received higher grades.The researchers looke...

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 ...