College Entrance Exams &  Advanced Placement Exams

PSAT - SAT - ACT - SAT Subject - AP

PSAT

The PSAT is a practice exam offered by Collegeboard to help you prepare for the SAT. The exam components are 

 

1) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing:

  • Reading Test

  • Writing and Language Test

                                 2) Math

It is recommended that the test is taken in fall of your junior year to best see strengths and areas in which to improve. The PSAT taken in 11th grade will give you an opportunity to also qualify for the Nation Merit Scholarship.

The PSAT can also be taken prior to junior year to help prepare for the junior PSAT and the SAT, but will not be eligible for National Merit Scholarship.

SAT

The SAT is an exam offered by Collegeboard that could be reqired for college for admissions and/or determine placement in college English or Math courses. The exam components are

 

1) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing:

                                     Reading Test

                                     Writing and Language Test

                                 2) Math

                                 3) Essay (Optional)

It is recommended that the test is taken in the spring of the junior year and/or early fall of senior year. 

ACT

The ACT is a national college admissions exam that could be required for college admissions and/or determine placement in college English or Math courses. The exam consists of subject areas in:

 

1) English

                                                             2) Math

3)Reading

 4) Science

​                                                                       5) Essay (Optional)

It is recommended that the test is taken in the spring of the junior year and/or early fall of senior year. 

SAT Subject Tests

Some colleges and/or majors require or recommend subject tests as part of their admissions requirements.  Research each college or major you are interested in t determine if subject tests are needed.

Subject tests are available for:    

                                                   Math

                                                   Science

                                                   History

                                                   English

                                                   World Language

It is recommended you take a subject test as soon as you have finished taking that course in school.

AP

The Advanced Placement (AP) Exams are offered by Collegeboard to show a student has acquired college level proficiency in particular subjects.  If a student earns a 3 or higher on an exam, they may be awarded college credit at their future university or get a course waived.

View the Collegeboard website to see which tests are offered.

It is recommended that the test is taken the same year the student has AP course in school.

You do not have to take an AP class to take the AP exam, but Scripps Ranch High School only proctors exams in which the course is taught on the campus.

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