Edrika Hall  
Instructional Specialist
Advanced and Enriched Instruction
Instructional Support Services Center 
9201 East Hampton Drive
Capitol Heights, MD 20743 
(301) 808-8275     


Last modified: 9/23/2015 9:58:13 AM

Many U.S. colleges require that student submit standardized test scores as part of their admissions application packages. Standardized tests provide a consistent way for a college to evaluate a student and sometimes even help choose the right courses.  The  SAT and ACT are the most common college standardized tests. For information about these and other tests, talk to your high school counselor, or to the admissions offices at the colleges you are interested in attending.  

Note: There are some colleges/universities that are what is considered Test Optional. These schools either look at other factors for admission decisions (such as GPA, interviews, recommendation) or do not emphasize a student's standardized test score in admission decisions. To see a list of these institutions or learn more click here.