Hi I’m in year 10 and I was just wondering if I could get into a ivy league school doing the HSC or do I have to do the SAT to increase my chances?

Thank you!

Kindest Regards,


Hi Siya,

You need to both the SAT/ACT AND HSC. We can send you a diagnostic test for the SAT/ACT which you can sit to see your current ability levels and then tell you which of the two tests to take, when you should take it and how you should prep. HSC will be necessary as you need an external qualification from your school and can’t only submit standardized tests. Please see my other email (but email your current academic grades to j.beaton@crimsoneducation.org and cc f.jiang@crimsoneducation.org). The email you contact us on will be the one we send the practice ACT/SAT exams to.