College Entrance Exams

College Entrance Exams

College Entrance Exams         


Do I really have to take a test to get into college? 




     The answer is, in most cases, yes!


You can get ready by taking the PLAN (required of all 10th grade students) and the PSAT/NMSQT in 10th and 11th grade (optional). The tests will provide you with an indication of how you will do on the ACT and SAT and possibly qualify you for a national college scholarship. Toward the end of your junior year and in senior year the SAT I and/or ACT should be taken. The best time to take the SAT II (subject tests), if required, is as soon as you have completed the course. See your counselor for specifics regarding the college entrance and placement exams.


Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test National Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)


For the testing schedule click below:


American College Testing (ACT) Assessment

For a complete calendar of future ACT testing dates click below: 


Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

Testing schedule


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Tests may be given any day of the month selected by the test center. The English Composition with Essay Examination will be given nationally only in January, April, June, and October.


Try these web sites for information preparation for college testing: