1) Admissions Testing

Admissions Tests

The ACT, the SAT, and the TOEFL (for non-native English speakers) are the major standardized college entrance tests taken in the United States today. Make sure you sign up and prepare for the test you need to be admitted at your school of choice.

ACT – American College Test

Purpose

  • Required for admissions at four-year colleges or universities with the exception of open-enrollment institutions
  • Predicts first-year college academic performance

What is tested

  • English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science skills.
  • Planning and writing a short essay.

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Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Purpose

  • Administered to sophomores and juniors in high school. Serves as practice for the SAT Reasoning Test
  • Allows to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11)

What is tested

  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills

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SAT-Scholastic Aptitude Test

Purpose

There are two SAT tests:

  • The SAT Reasoning Test measures skills that students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful academically.
  • SAT Subject Tests are designed to measure students' knowledge and skills in particular subject areas.

What is tested

  • The SAT Reasoning Test measures critical reading, writing, and mathematical reasoning skills.
  • The SAT Subject Tests measures mastery of specific subjects: English, history, mathematics, science, and language.

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TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings. Most people take the TOEFL test as a prerequisite for admission into colleges and universities in the United States. In addition, many government, licensing, and certification agencies and exchange and scholarship programs use TOEFL scores to determine eligibility of applicants whose native language is not English.

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