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College Admissions Testing

Here at Navigation College Consulting, we want to make sure you’re prepared for all of the college admissions tests.

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Preparing for College Admissions Testing

Navigation Academy College Consulting provides preparation services for college admissions testing. As you compile your list of dream colleges, we don’t want you to forget about college admissions testing! The earlier you familiarize yourself with these tests, the more time you’ll have to make your best score.

Here at Navigation Academy, we want to make sure you’re prepared for the college admissions tests. We work with you to develop a strategy for the test/s. Many tests are only offered at specific times throughout the year, so it’s important to know which tests you’ll need to take and when.

Navigation Academy will:

  • Help you find the perfect test preparation course, so you go into each exam feeling confident.
  • Go over testing registration and deadlines with you, so you don’t miss any important dates.
  • Discuss how much each test will cost.
  • Let you know the forms of ID you’ll need for each test. It is typically some type of government-issued ID, like a driver’s license, passport or birth certificate.

Call us for more information about College Admissions Testing: (757) 392-7050

Admissions Tests

Universities use the following college admissions exams. We have provided you with a list and the links containing more detailed information.

Undergraduate Tests

Preliminary SAT (PSAT):

You might take the PSAT in your sophomore or junior year of high school as a way to practice for the SAT. Taking this test in your junior year qualifies you for consideration of the National Merit Scholarship.


The SAT is the most common standardized college admissions test. This nearly four-hour test contains three sections: writing, critical reading and math.


Most colleges accept the ACT. Like the SAT, it is a popular admissions exam. The ACT is made up of four multiple-choice tests covering science, math, English and reading.

SAT Subject Tests:

Some schools may require you to take one or more Subject Tests. You can prove your knowledge in specific fields ranging from international languages to math.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP):

You can use CLEP tests to earn varying amounts of college credit. You can see if your college of choice accepts CLEP scores.

Advanced Placement (AP) exams:

Many colleges offer college credit based on students’ performance in AP exams. These are specific subject exams you can take in the spring after completing a high school AP course.

International Baccalaureate (IB) exams:

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for both IB and AP exams. This can help if your school has a two-year IB program.

Other Tests

Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

Your school may require you to take the TOEFL. This test will demonstrate your ability to use English at the university level. This test may be required if you are an international student or non-native English speaker, looking to apply to any undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S.

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Once you’ve taken each of the required tests, we’ll go over your scores with you to help you understand how you did.

We can also help you decide whether or not you’ll need to retake any exams. Just remember that here at Navigation Academy, we are your partners at every step of the college admissions process. We will help you sort through everything from financial aid to standardized tests, and we’ll work with you to give you your best opportunity at the college of your choice.

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