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The ACT is a standardized college entrance exam that measures your knowledge and skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning, as well as your ability to apply these skills to future academic tasks. Many colleges require and/or accept the ACT for admission. Check with the colleges you're interested in to learn more about specific requirements.
Advanced Placement (AP)
The Advanced Placement (AP) program gives students the chance to earn college-level credits, stand out in college admissions, skip introductory college classes, and build college skills. Check with the colleges you're interested in to confirm specific requirements for college credit.
The CLEP gives students the chance to earn college-level credits simply by passing an exam. Benefits of the CLEP program include earning credit for previously learned knowledge, advancing your career and/or continue your education, save money, and graduate sooner. More than 2,900 colleges and universities offer credit or advanced standing based on the CLEP, with the minimum score for eligibility determined by each individual institution. Check with your college to confirm their requirements.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized entrance exam used by many business schools. The test measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills learned in school. It does not measure job skills, knowledge of business, specific classroom content, or subjective qualities like creativity or leadership skills.
The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General Test is a standardized entrance exam used by many graduate schools. The test measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills learned in school. Your results indicate how likely you are to succeed in graduate-level studies.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test required for admission into law schools approved by the American Bar Association. The test is a measure of critical reading, verbal reasoning, and analytical thinking skills.
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized entrance exam used by many medical schools. The test assesses mastery of basic scientific concepts, problem solving, and critical thinking, as well as analysis and reasoning skills. The skills tested are those identified by medical professionals as essential for success in medical school and as a doctor.
The Praxis® Series exams are an important part of the teacher certification process in most states. The Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests are widely used for entrance into teaching programs, and the Praxis II is used for subject-area certification. Check with the states, agencies, and institutions you're interested in to learn more about their specific requirements.requirements.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a test that allows you to practice for the SAT and gives you a chance to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The test measures basic critical reading, mathematical, and writing skills learned in school. Your results allow you to assess your strengths and weaknesses and help you prepare for the SAT.
Effective January 2016, the SAT has changed! The redesigned SAT allows students to showcase their best work to colleges and universities by focusing on skills that matter most for college readiness and success. The SAT scoring rubrics have also been redesigned, with the optional Essay being scored separately.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures your English skills by testing reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The TOEFL® test is offered in 130 countries around the globe. The test is designed to evaluate your mastery of the English language and your ability to be successful in an English-speaking academic environment. The TOEFL exam comes in iBT (internet based) or PBT (paper based) formats.
The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is an English language test designed to measure the English skills of people working in an international environment. Organizations around the world use the TOEIC ® exam to hire, place, and promote employees.
One of the steps you need to take to become a United States citizen is to pass a citizenship test. This exam consists of English reading and writing material, along with U.S. history and government questions. You can apply for naturalization through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Contact them for more information about the naturalization process.