Practice makes perfect, so that's why you'll want to set aside a nice chunk of time to prepare for your college entrance exams, the SAT or the ACT. Doing practice tests, as well as understanding the breakdown of the exams and the role the exams play in the college admissions process, will help you build confidence and become more comfortable come exam day, bringing you one step closer to optimal test results and acceptance at your dream school.
Use these resources to help you study for the PSAT, SAT, or ACT, reduce test anxiety, take the exam, and interpret your results.
College admissions tests are not like the tests students take in school. Therefore, many students need to prepare before the tests. The following links provide information about college admissions tests, as well as test prep strategies.
SAT. The test includes two required areas (Critical Reading and math) with a maximum score of 1600. There is also an optional Writing section.
ACT. The test includes four required areas (English, Math, Reading, and Science) with a maximum score of 36. There is also an optional Writing section.
AP Tests. Advanced Placement (AP) Tests are administered by the College Board. Students can choose to take AP tests after taking AP courses in school. Some colleges give college credit for passing scores (3-5) on the AP Tests.
Fairtest.org. Many colleges have stopped relying on standardized tests to make college admissions decisions. Fairtest.org is an up-to-date list of all colleges that do not require tests for college admissions purposes.
TOEFL. Most widely used English language proficiency test for students whose native language is not English.
For those of you who needed additional resources:
Hack the SAT by Eliot Schrefer
Up Your Score: ACT, 2016-2017 Edition:
The Underground Guide - by Chris Arp
Online course E prep.com
Khan Academy (SAT Prep)
This site offers free test prep for the SAT, ACT, AP and
CLEP tests through handy flashcards, practice tests, and more.
Khan Academy- Free tutoring for math, physics, biology, chemistry, stats, and SAT
Great Free SAT Prep
Free Online SAT/ACT Prep
SAT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat
ACT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/act
Test optional schools -May not use ACT/SAT scores for
Fair Test http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional
Colleges that Change lives http://www.ctcl.org/colleges/list
Interpreting your SAT or ACT scores is just one of the many steps you'll need to take when assessing your college profile and determining which schools are best for you. Speak with a college admissions consultant today to learn more about how you can prepare for exam day and choose colleges that best reflect your needs.