College Admissions Tests - Johnson Senior High School

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College Admissions Tests
The ACT and The Accuplacer!
The ACT
• ACT = American College Test
• A college Entrance Test commonly used for
FOUR-YEAR colleges and universities
• Sections = English, Math, Reading, Science
Reasoning, and Writing (optional)
• Multiple Choice Test
• Highest Score = 36
• Average Score = 21 (US), 20 (Johnson)
• Test should be taken during the Winter or
Spring of your JUNIOR year.
4 Year Schools/ Average ACT Scores
School
Average ACT Score
Carleton College
30
University of MN
27.5
University of Saint Thomas
25
Augsburg College
22
Saint Cloud State
21
Concordia (Saint Paul)
21
University of Wisconsin – River Falls
21
The Accuplacer Test
A placement test used by most community
and technical colleges.
This test is taken after you have been
accepted to a community or technical
college. Its purpose is to place you in the
proper classes that will challenge you but
not overwhelm you!
The Accuplacer Test
The Accuplacer tests students on
Reading, English/Grammar and Math
The Accuplacer is a ceiling test, the
better you do the more difficult the
questions become.
What if My ACCUPLACER Score Stinks?
You can still be admitted to a community college
but you will need to take REMEDIAL COURSES
Remedial Courses: Courses taught at a
community college that are designed to “catch”
students up and get them ready for college.
They do not count toward college graduation,
but they do cost money.
If you need to take the ACCUPLACER, study for it!

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