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College Admissions Testing

  1. 1. College Admissions Testing JUKO 2013
  2. 2. SAT Reasoning Test (formerly known as SAT I)What?Who?When?How? www.collegeboard.orgWhere?
  3. 3. Why SAT?SAT is required by most US and many Asianuniversities (and in various countries for non-IBDiploma students)But what if the SAT is not my best friend? www.fairtest.org
  4. 4. SAT Score ChoiceCollege Board allows you to withhold scores fromany test dateISM does not report SAT scores for this reasonBut what if a college requires all test scores?
  5. 5. SAT Subject Tests (formerly known as SAT IIs)What?Who?How Many?When?
  6. 6. Advice for Subject TestsStudy – you can learn the material for themWhat is a good score?What if it’s not required?What if I can score well on more than 2?Score choice can be used on individual exams within asingle test date
  7. 7. ACT (the Alternative College Test)What?Who?Why?When and Where?How? www.actstudent.org
  8. 8. TOEFLWhat?Who?Where and When?How? www.ets.org/toefl
  9. 9. Exemptions from TOEFLCheck individual college requirements650 on SAT Critical ReadingEnglish A1 HL (sometimes with a prediction of 5+)Entirety of high school education in a Western nationaccredited school with instruction in English
  10. 10. IBFull Diploma generally required in Europe and AustraliaFull Diploma students are exempted from the SATrequirement in Canada and at some Asian universitiesISM reports predicted scores for all IB Diploma candidatesAll university offers are conditional
  11. 11. Advanced PlacementMyth: US colleges prefer AP to IBAP exams are offered at ISM for a wide scope of subjectsIf taken in junior year, you can submit AP scores as part ofyour application to US collegesUS colleges do not expect ISM students to submit APscores, unless the student has taken AP US HistoryISM courses do not line up with AP course materialPlease don’t sacrifice grades and health by studying for abunch of AP exams
  12. 12. Questions?

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