FAQs

Due to COVID-19, should my student still take the SAT or ACT?

Yes! With colleges and universities changing their SAT and ACT information daily, it’s best to be over-prepared rather than ill-prepared.

What’s the difference between the SAT and ACT?

 SATACT
Why Take ItColleges use SAT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.Colleges use ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.
Test StructureReading Writing & Language Math Essay (Optional)English Math Reading Science Reasoning Essay (Optional)
Length3 hours (without essay) 3 hours, 50 minutes (with essay)2 hours, 55 minutes (without essay) 3 hours, 40 minutes (with essay)
Reading5 reading passages4 reading passages
ScienceNone1 science section testing your critical thinking skills (not your specific science knowledge)
MathCovers: Arithmetic Algebra I & II Geometry, Trigonometry and Data AnalysisCovers: Arithmetic Algebra I & II Geometry, Trigonometry, and Probability & Statistics
Calculator PolicySome math questions don’t allow you to use a calculator.You can use a calculator on all math questions.
EssaysOptional. The essay will test your comprehension of a source text.Optional. The essay will test how well you evaluate and analyze complex issues.
How It’s ScoredScored on a scale of 400–1600Scored on a scale of 1–36

What is the FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This provides you with access to grants, loans, and work-study funds from the federal government.

I make good money. Do I still need to fill out the FAFSA?

Yes. Many colleges and states use the FAFSA to issue their own college or state financial aid. Furthermore, when you’re a client of ours, we fill it out for you.

How much money will my student get for college?

Your college does the math for you. They’ll take the college COA (Cost Of Attendance) – EFC (Expected Family Contribution) = Your family’s Financial Need.

When you work with us, we’ll provide you with this data which is given during the First Consultation.

Which year of tax returns will I use for the FAFSA?

The core component of the EFC formula used by FAFSA is your AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) as reported on your tax return for two years prior to the start of the college academic year.

How do I fill out the FAFSA?

When you are a client of ours, we fill it out for you!

What do I receive as a client of Ensphere’s?

Your family will receive one-on-one access with our team that has over 48 years of experience in life planning services. We will prompt your student to meet with our Director of Student Services, Teresa, to discuss all things college. Emily, will assist with data driven insights to guide your student in the right direction when it comes to a career choice. For the parent(s), you’ll have one-on-one meetings with Mike to discuss options on how to fund college.

Basically, we will make sure that your student graduates in 4 years, save you money, and stick with you.

How do I get started?

Schedule your Free Virtual First Consultation, meet with our team of professionals, and enroll!

Then, we work our magic.


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