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    Getting Ready for College Tests

    High School Grade 12


    Participate in your schools Post-Secondary Leadership Team and help develop a plan to ensure that all students have access to information on and preparation for college entrance exams.   For more information, review the High School Postsecondary Leadership Team Resources document.

    Advertise testing dates for the ACT or SAT and encourage students to take or re-take the exams.   For more information and assistance, visit the CollegeBoard - College Starts Here website; and the ACT - Solutions for College and Career Readiness website.

    Remind students that fee waivers for the SAT and ACT may be available, and to see their counselor or college advisor for more information. 

    Continue to help students prepare for tests for the ACT or SAT and review material using Study Smart resources made available to your school in the fall of 2018.

    Encourage students to explore colleges in the Naviance platform to see how their scores match with the Colleges I’m Thinking Of or Colleges I’m Applying To lists, and to see how score ranges vary among colleges. 

    Encourage students to explore the Eligibility Index for the California State University System.  The Eligibility Index table will help inform students the relationship between GPA and entrance exams scores necessary for admission to the CSU.  To discover more information, visit the California State University - Eligibility Index website.
    Provide information and encourage students to explore accredited colleges and universities that do not require students to submit ACT/SAT scores to be considered for admission. These are referred as “test optional/test flexible” schools.

    The following sites provide counselors with information about test-optional admissions:
        •  https://www.fairtest.org/university/optional
        •  https://www.collegetransitions.com/blog/test-optional-admissions/

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