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The Accuplacer is used by Technical Colleges as an entrance/placement exam for various programs, including Dual Enrollment. This test will be given at school. There is no cost for the student for this test.
The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupation success in the military. It is administered during the Junior year of high school and to any Seniors who are interested. The test is offered in October and there is no cost for the student for this test.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year. The PSAT or “practice SAT” is given at GCS on a Wednesday in October during school hours. The PSAT will be provided at no cost to all interested Juniors. It will be available to all other High School Students on a first come, first serve basis. All other students will have to pay to take the test.
SAT and ACT
The two most widely accepted college admissions exams for 4-year colleges or universities are the SAT & the ACT. What is the SAT? The SAT reasoning test measures general scholastic aptitude in three areas: critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and writing. The critical reading section has two question types: sentence completion and reading comprehension. The Quantitative section covers four main topic areas: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and mathematical logic – topics typically covered in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II courses in High School. The writing section of the SAT consists of two parts: a student-written essay section, and multiple choice questions that will measure your ability to identify grammatical errors and improve sentences or paragraphs.
Generally, students tend to do best on these college entrance exams if they take them in the spring of junior year. If you plan to apply to a 4-year college, you should plan to test by fall of your senior year.
It is typically not necessary to take both the SAT and the ACT. Colleges generally accept either test. Check the admissions page of the college to which you are applying to find out which test they prefer, and whether they require any SAT Subject Test scores.
SAT Subject Tests are designed to measure knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. We do offer the SAT school Day twice a year at GCS. Emails will be sent with more information about dates and cost during the school year. We take care of the registration for the School Day SAT.
What is the ACT? The ACT assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test, which is optional (recommended), measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
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