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Ch 3: Standardized Tests for College Admissions

About This Chapter

The video lessons in this chapter help you register for standardized college admissions tests. Use the information and advice provided to help your test day go smoothly.

Standardized Tests for College Admissions: Chapter Summary

Preparing for a standardized college admissions test can be stressful and nerve racking; however, if you have the information you need to prepare properly it can boost your confidence. Let our trained guidance counselors and academic advisors show you what you need for your standardized college admissions test so you can be ready on test day. This chapter discusses:

SAT

One of the most popular standardized college admissions tests is the SAT. Our experienced guidance counselors go over the history and components of the SAT. You'll also learn how to register for the exam and find out what you'll need to bring on test day.

ACT

Another commonly used standardized admissions test is the ACT. These lessons explain the origins of the ACT and provide a comparison to the SAT. Find out how to register for this exam and gather everything you need for test day.

TOEFL

If you're learning English as a second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL. We'll explain what the TOEFL is and let you know whether or not this test is applicable to you. We'll also cover registration essentials and go over the items you'll need for test day.

Accommodations for test takers with disabilities

If you're disabled and think it could hold you back from taking the tests you need to get into college, don't worry. There may be accommodations available to you. This lesson will let you know when it is advantageous to request accommodations if you have a documented disability.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Standardized Tests for College Admissions
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What is the SAT? - History, Changes & Importance

1. What is the SAT? - History, Changes & Importance

You know you have to take the SAT. But did you know where it comes from, how it's changed over time or why it looks the way it does? And are you wondering whether you should go for the SAT or the ACT? Find out here!

Registering for the SAT and What to Bring on Test Day

2. Registering for the SAT and What to Bring on Test Day

Watch this video lesson to learn how to register for the SAT, when the important deadlines are, tips for acing the registration process, and what to bring on test day.

What is the ACT?

3. What is the ACT?

In this lesson, you'll learn where the ACT comes from, why it's important, and whether it's the right test for you (including a comparison with the SAT).

Registering for the ACT and What to Bring on Test Day

4. Registering for the ACT and What to Bring on Test Day

Don't let the little things stand in your way: learn how to register for the ACT online and what you'll need to bring to the test center when test day finally arrives.

What is the TOEFL?

5. What is the TOEFL?

If you're learning English as a foreign language, you've probably heard about the TOEFL: watch this lesson to learn what it is, who takes it, and whether or not it's the test for you.

Registering for the TOEFL & What To Bring

6. Registering for the TOEFL & What To Bring

Too many students prepare academically for the TOEFL, but then get bogged down in the administration. Don't let that be you! Here's how to register so everything goes smoothly.

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