Virtually all 4-year
colleges and universities as well as most 2-year colleges requires
students to take a standardized admissions test. There are two of
these tests: The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT Reasoning Test) and the
American College Test Assessment (ACT). Both the SAT I and the ACT
are offered several times a year. These tests are administered
locally at any number of schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Elder is a testing center for only the SAT.
practice tests are available in the Guidance Resource Center.
However, registration is THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT!
Registration can be done by mail, by phone (which has an
additional cost), or on the internet (click at the top of the page
for SAT and ACT web sites). Once these tests are taken, students
are responsible for sending all scores directly to any colleges or
appropriate agencies (the SAT or ACT registration materials will
ask you which schools you would like to send your information to).
Some colleges, universities, and agencies (NCAA Clearinghouse,
scholarships programs, etc.) require direct delivery of test
scores from the testing agency.
department suggests that students take each type of test two
times; once in the Spring of the Junior year and in the Fall of
the Senior year. Most colleges combine the highest verbal and
highest math scores, regardless of the test date. Thus, retaking
these tests does not penalize the student! Please check the
policies regarding standardized tests in the admission process
with your prospective colleges.
Some more selective
colleges and universities require the SAT II. The SAT II is a test
that specializes in an individual subject area. The tests are one
hour in length per subject area and are offered in conjunction
with the SAT I dates. Please check with you school to see if the
SAT II is required of you before signing up for SAT registration.