Most colleges will require students to take either an SAT or an ACT for undergraduate admission. Some schools may also require SAT subject tests. Contact the college admission office to inquire about standardized test requirements.
Usually students take the tests during the junior or senior years. Students can take the tests more than once if they wish to improve their scores. However, taking the test more than three times typically results in a minimal score increase, and is not recommended. Books, online tools and preparation courses are available to help students prepare for these tests. Call the College Planning Center to learn about SAT preparation courses.
Students taking Advanced Placement courses in high schools may take the Advanced Placement tests. At some colleges and universities, high scores on these tests can gain you advanced standing, which can potentially save you money in the long run.
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