Test information in relation to 4 year college admission:
Please note that students do NOT register with Pathways for these tests and will need to register for them online using the websites listed below.
The SAT and the ACT
Most four-year colleges require that students submit SAT or ACT scores. Here's how each of these tests is structured: SAT -
The SAT has three major sections: math, reading and writing (which includes a written essay). It is offered 7 times throughout the year. Registration information is available here
The ACT has four major sections: English, math, reading and science (and an optional essay section). It is offered 6 times throughout the year. Registration information is available here
SAT Subject Tests -
Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow students to showcase achievement in specific subject areas. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, math and science. Some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests. Even if a college does not recommend Subject Tests, you can use them to enhance your application and demonstrate knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom. Registration information available here
. PSAT –
The PSAT 10 (for Sophomores) and PSAT/NMSQT (for Sophomores and Juniors) are practice tests for the SAT. Neither the PSAT 10 nor the PSAT/NMSQT is used for college admission.
The PSAT10 and PSAT/NMSQT do not include an essay. They are each 2 hours and 45 minutes long and test Reading, Writing and Math.
They both provide score reports you can use to personalize your Khan Academy® SAT practice. Each of these tests are offered only once a year. The PSAT/NMSQT is administered in October and the PSAT10 is administered in early spring. Students must call their local district and/or private independent schools to ask to participate during their administration.
For general information about the PSAT click here.
The College-Level Examination Program is a way to earn college credit by demonstrating proficiency in a number of subject areas. For more information about the CLEP, click here