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Mission Bay High School CEEB Code: 052860
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What tests do I need to take to get into college?


Visit the website for the Universities/Colleges that you will be applying to in order to make sure you meet each university's/college's testing deadlines
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Some schools do not require any standardized testing for entrance. For a complete list, please visit Fair Test here:  https://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

Community Colleges do not require any entrance exams. However, you will be required to take math and English placement tests when you apply to determine your Math and English levels for course enrollment. For more information about examples of local placement tests, click here.

California State Universities (CSU's) require the SAT OR ACT

University of California schools (UC's) require the SAT with Essay OR ACT plus Writing. Also, two SAT Subject Tests are recommended or, in some programs, required. See the individual university websites for more detailed information. Some campuses prefer certain subject tests depending on campus and major.

Private Colleges and Universities: Most require the SAT with Essay OR ACT plus Writing. See the individual website for each school's admission requirements. It is best to take the writing portion in case it is required. If it is not, it will not be considered and/or may count against you.

Highly Selective Private Colleges and Universities often also require at least one SAT Subject Tests See individual school website for admission requirements. Some campuses prefer certain subject tests depending on major, etc.

If you are enrolled in an IB or AP course, it is strongly recommended that you take the exam for that course in the spring.  
 

PSAT Information


The PSAT is the practice test for the SAT (Scholastic Achievement Test). It is offered one time a year in the fall. The test is given school-wide for all sophomores. Juniors may sign up during the registration window. Students will receive their testbooklets back as well as a score report with information about ways to improve scores and a free Khan Academy account to help review and learn the concepts.
 

ACT Information


See the links below for information about the ACT test.

 

ACT Test Dates and Fees
ACT Fees
Sign up for the ACT and/or ACT with Writing (need writing for UC/CSU)

Send ACT Scores - to a College/University or a scholarship provider

Which should I take? ACT and/or SAT? See handout from Noodle Pros: SAT-ACT Handout-NP.pdf

Video from SD County Office of Education comparing the SAT/ACT: http://stream1.sdcoe.net/wc/teachable_tracy02/

 

SAT Information


See the links below for information about the SAT tests.

 

SAT Test Dates and Fees
Signup for the SAT and/or SAT Subject Tests
Send SAT and/or SAT Subject Test Scores - to aCollege/University or to a scholarship provider

Which should I take? ACT and/or SAT? See handout from Noodle Pros:SAT-ACT Handout-NP.pdf 

Here is an article that lists colleges using SAT Subject Tests in the admission process for the 2016-2017 school year.

Video from SD County Office of Education comparing the SAT/ACT: http://stream1.sdcoe.net/wc/teachable_tracy02/

 

 

What is the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)?


This is currently not a high school graduation requirement.
 

Test PrepWebsites

 

http://www.powerprep.com/tipofday.shtml

http://majortests.com

http://march2success.com

http://ineedapencil.com

http://www.4tests.com

http://www.fabmarks.com  

 

 

Vocabulary Builder

http://www.freerice.com/index.php

 
 

Guide to Grammar and Writing

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar  

 

 

 

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Please note, the California State University no longer requires a math (ELM) nor English placement (EPT) test.

 

AWPE (UC Writing Requirement)

Analytical Writing Placement Examination

General Information and Preparation:

http://www.ucop.edu/elwr/index.html

 

 

Accuplacer

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/