Most US universities require one of two aptitude tests to evaluate your academic level prior to acceptance: the SAT or the ACT. The SAT is the most popular, and is accepted by all of our partner universities.
All prospective applicants should take one of these tests prior to applying.
The SAT is made up three sections: Math, and Verbal (the verbal section is comprised of Critical Reading, and Writing.) Each section is graded with a score ranging from 200-800.
Different divisions have different requirements for enrollment. An NCAA Division 2 college will require a combined score of 820 for the SAT. Most NAIA schools require a combined score of 860 on the SAT to be considered.
The ACT measures English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning, and is scored differently than the SAT. For an NCAA Division 2 college, your combined score on all sections will need to be at least 68. For an NAIA school, only your math and reading scores are counted, and your combined score must be at least 18.
Which test is right for you? The ACT is a more content-based test - measuring what you have learned in school - whereas the SAT measures critical thinking and problem solving skills. Traditionally, the SAT has been the most accepted test, although the ACT has seen an increased popularity. You have the option to take either test (or both), and take them multiple times.
Both tests are offered multiple times a year in most countries around the world.
To find out more about the SAT, take a practice test, or register for the next testing date visit sat.collegeboard.org.
For more information on the ACT, to practice the test, or register for the next testing date visit actstudent.org.
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