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Overview: Test Information

Because grading scales and course offerings vary significantly from one high school to another, standardized tests provide colleges one way to compare applicant strengths. Remember that tests represent only one out of many components considered in the admissions process. Scores alone will neither guarantee admittance nor ensure rejection.

Not all colleges require standardized tests. View a list of more than 800 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.


The summer before your junior or senior year is an opportune time to prepare for SAT or ACT tests, which are administered monthly from September through June.