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COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS-- SAT/ACT
What is the SAT/ACT exams?
The ACT (originally the American College Test) and SAT are the two standardized tests accepted by most colleges and universities for admissions purposes. The exam has a multiple-choice section covering math, English, reading, and science.
- “Test Optional”-When a college or university is “test-optional,” it means that they don’t require SAT or ACT scores from applicants in order to be considered for admission.
- “Test flexible”-which means that they may require certain test scores from certain applicants, or that even though test scores are required as part of the application they’re not weighed as heavily the application evaluation process. Examples include requiring SAT or ACT scores for out-of-state applicants, certain majors within the college or university, or if a minimum GPA isn’t met.
- https://www.fairtest.org/university/optional This list included institutions that are “test optional”, “test flexible” or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests when making admissions decisions
- STUDENTS SHOULD RESEARCH EACH SCHOOLS WEBSITE FOR ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT DETAILS
Khan Academy is an organization that has teamed up with College Board to provide free online resources for the SAT. These offerings include quizzes, practice questions, full-length practice tests, video lessons, and personalized recommendations so you can focus your studying on the topics you need to improve the most in.