No test can predict with 100% certainty what your level of success will be in college. That's because many factors, including personal motivation, influence your college experience. However, many colleges use SAT and ACT scores to help estimate how well students are likely to perform in college. Not all colleges require standardized test scores. These colleges are considered “test optional” schools. Visit fairtest.org if you are searching for schools that do not require standardized tests. Note, there are fees associated with taking standardized tests. However, fee waivers may be available, so check with your school counselor to see if you qualify.
The ACT is also a national college admissions examination that is accepted by all 4 year colleges and universities in the U.S. The test is scored from 1‑36 and tests four subject areas: math, English, reading and science. There is an optional essay as well. The ACT ascribes to be a curriculum based achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. Read more about the ACT here. The next ACT test date is September 9 ‑ and you can register “late” by August 18th by clicking here.