SAT Reasoning Test
The SAT Reasoning Test is a test administered by the College Board for use in the college admissions decision and is required by most colleges. The test lasts three hours and forty-five minutes and is composed of three sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Each section has a score ranging from 200-800 resulting in a total possible score of 2400.
Test dates are in January, March, April, May, June, October, November, and December.
When should you take the test? Most students take the SAT during the second semester of their junior year or the first semester of senior year in high school.
How many times should you take the test? We recommend 2-3 times depending on the outcome.
SAT Subject Tests
The SAT Subject Tests are content-based, subject specific tests in areas ranging from English literature to Chemistry, among others. These tests are designed to measure your knowledge of a specific area and are required by competitive colleges.
Should you take an SAT Subject test? The answer depends on the schools you’re applying to, but if you have strengths in certain academic areas, this is a great way to show it to colleges!
The ACT is an alternative to the SAT. It is composed of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning sections with an optional Writing component. The ACT is generally offered in September, October, December, February, April, and June. The length of the exam is around three hours. The optional writing section requires an additional thirty minutes.
Our consultants can work with you to determine whether the ACT might be a better fit for your testing needs.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers advanced-level college courses and exams to students enrolled in high school. The exams are offered in 34 areas in languages, sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. The exams are offered each May and are a great way for students to demonstrate mastery of a subject while also earning college credit.
We can help you decide which AP exams to take and when to take them.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for international applicants to US colleges. It might also be required if you have not attended all of your high school years in the US. Based on your school list, we will help you determine if you need to take this exam.