The GOOD news is that many universities, like NYU are amending their testing policies to allow student who don't present their best selves on standardized tests, a menu of options to choose, http://www.nyu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/apply/freshmen-applicants/instructions/standardized-tests.html
Middlebury is also "test flexible", http://www.middlebury.edu/admissions/start/requirements
And then for students who don't test well at all, there are a wealth of GREAT colleges that are "test optional" and do not require standardized tests as part of admissions, http://fairtest.org/university/optional
Best of luck!
I love the fairtest.org website. Students sign onto FairTest for one of two reasons. Some students utilize FairTest because they are looking for schools that review the entire student, the full picture, placing emphasis on areas other than testing. Other students use FairTest because they do not test well, leaving their scores much less of a representation of their abilities than they would like.
Students are more than the score on a test. Although top-tier schools may continue to look for top scores, more and more colleges are becoming test optional every day. Take a look at FairTest.org. You will be amazed at just how many institutions are listed.
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