Advising on College Board Tests
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College Board tests include the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, CLEP® and AP®. We have consolidated and streamlined the critical, nuts-and-bolts information about our testing programs in a "go-to" area of the College Board website: Testing. There, you'll find the what, when, why and how on each test and its administration, scoring and preparation.
In addition, the Student section of our website has excellent overviews and free preparation resources — we urge you to share relevant links with students via emails or newsletters.
And our Professional Development area provides information on upcoming training, whether online or off.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is both the best practice for the SAT and a major gateway to educational opportunity. Test-takers receive, free, My College QuickStart®, an online score analysis and interactive, personalized SAT tutorial. They may also opt to participate in Student Search Service® (SSS®), which allows interested colleges and scholarship organizations to contact them. And junior test-takers may qualify for several prestigious national scholarships, including the National Merit Scholarship. In addition, all PSAT/NMSQT takers receive free access to MyRoad®, a personalized online college and career planning tool.
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests™ are taken by millions of high school students each year. The SAT is a measure of the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college, and scores are often used by colleges as a major indicator of an applicant's ability to succeed in higher education. Students take the Subject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of specific subjects such as English, history, mathematics, science and languages. Many colleges use the Subject Tests for admission and course placement, and to advise students about course selection.
The College-Level Examination Program®, or CLEP, provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. More than 2,900 colleges grant credit, advanced standing or both for CLEP exams.
The AP Program offers high school students college-level courses, allowing them to enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school. Through AP Exams, students have the opportunity to earn credit, advanced placement or both at most of the nation's colleges and universities.