College Admission Testing

Standardized tests are one of many factors which colleges use in the admission process. Tests provide the admissions office with individual scores that are then compared to national performance.

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Reasoning Test is a multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. The verbal sections consists of three parts – critical reading, analogies and sentence completion, while the math sections contain multiple choice, quantitative comparison and student generated grid-in response.

Sat Subject Tests are diagnostic measures of actual knowledge acquired in specific areas. They are given in 17 subject areas. These tests are one hour. Not all colleges required Subject Tests, so check to make sure if any are required or recommended.

The ACT test (American College Testing) is a college entrance exam. It tests English, reading, mathematics and science reasoning. ACT offers a 30-minute writing as an optional component.

The Toefl test (Test of English as a Foreign Language)is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. It is administered to International students to test the knowledge of the English language.