•   College Testing Information:This page provides information on College tests, registration test dates and test-taking tips. Columbia school will offer SAT testing  November  and May. 

     
    PSAT:
    This is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test or practice test for the SAT. For juniors, it is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

    SAT I:
    The Scholastic Aptitude Test is a college admission test. It is given seven times a year on Saturdays at various high schools. The test takes about four hours and measures verbal and writing skills and math reasoning. The scores range from 600 to 2400. SAT scores are needed for most scholarship applications.  Register online or by mail.

    SAT II:
    These are specific subject tests in English, history, math, French, etc. There are approximately 150 colleges in the U.S. (usually private or highly competitive institutions) that require subject tests for admission and placement. (The SAT I and SAT II must be taken on separate days.)  Register online or by mail.

    ACT:
    The American College Test is another college admission test. Although it is recommended by many mid-western colleges, most colleges will accept it for admissions. The ACT measures English, math, reading, and science reasoning. The scores range from 0 to 36. The composite score is an average of the four tests. Register online or by mail.

    COMPASS:
    This community college placement test is required for Running Start Students. Contact Mr. Lee Dale to determine eligibility and then you must turn in a college application before making a testing appointment.

    ASVAB:
    Students are encouraged to take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) which is a ten-part, three hour test identifying a student’s vocational aptitudes and strengths. The different branches of the military use the results for career and training placement.  Taking the ASVAB in NO way obligates a student to the military.

    College Admission Test Dates: Our high school code for test registration is 480480

      FEE WAIVERS:  SAT and ACT fee waivers are available for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Students who qualify for test fee waivers are eligible for college application fee waivers and AP test fee waivers, as well.

     


    To register for SAT
    , take practice tests and learn more go to http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

    To register for ACT, take practice tests and learn more go to http://www.actstudent.org/regist/index.html

     PSAT information www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

     
     Free Online Practice Resources for ACT Test and SAT Tests! 

     Khan Academy, watch “How To” videos for every problem in the College Board "Official SAT Study Guide."           http://www.khanacademy.org/

    SAT and ACT Test taking tips: http://www.how-to-study.com/study-skills/en/42.asp

     Varsity Learning Tools
     Varsity Learning Tools currently provides more than 100,000 individual problems and thousands of practice tests across 150 subjects, including the ACT and SAT. This includes diagnostic tests, practice tests, flashcards, and questions of the day.