Tests for College Admission

Along with grades and an application for admission, four-year colleges and universities generally require students to submit scores for one of two college entrance exams: the SAT or ACT. These tests measure how your child compares to other students around the country.

  • SAT: Consists of a math assessment test, a critical reading assessment and a writing section section.
  • ACT: Consists of four multiple-choice tests in English, math, reading, and science, with an optional writing essay.

The exams can be taken more than once, so encourage your child to take them early in the junior year.
Your child must sign up online to take these exams at an outside testing location.

More information

www.actstudent.org

www.collegeboard.com