College Testing Information
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT NMSQT are administered nationally in October and allow students to become familiar with the type of questions on the SAT. Junior year scores qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship Program. This test is offered at SLz.
The Scholastic Assessment Test is required by many colleges and universities as part of the college admissions process. This is a three- hour test which measures verbal, and mathematics skills. Most colleges and universities will accept either SAT I or ACT scores. You should take the test in the spring of 11th grade or fall of 12th grade.
The SAT Subject Tests are subject-based tests in writing, mathematics, literature, history, science, and languages. Some majors and universities require these tests for admission. Registration is similar to that for SAT I's.Take the tests in 11th or early 12th grade.
- Recommendations by the UC system for SAT Subject Tests: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/admission-requirements/freshman-requirements/exam-requirement/sat-subject-tests.html.
The American College Test is a college admissions test required by many colleges and universities as part of the college admissions process. The test is comprised of four parts: English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. The four-part test is three hours long. Take the test in 11th or early 12th grade.
The Advanced Placement exams are given in May. Scoring a 3,4, or 5 (out of 5) will often enable a student to receive college credit. Click here for this year's exam calendar.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language is a college admissions examination required of students whose first language is not English, or who have had fewer than three years of high school in an English speaking country.