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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.
Not all colleges require standardized tests. View a list of colleges and universities that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admission. In addition, Junior Colleges (2-year colleges) do not require standardized tests for admission, but may require math and English placement tests prior to registration for classes.
The SAT and the ACT
Here's how each of these tests is structured: 

SAT - The SAT has three major sections: math, reading and writing (and an optional essay section). Registration information is available here
ACT - The ACT has four major sections: English, math, reading and science (and an optional essay section). Registration information is 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
CLEP – 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