ACT / SAT / ALTERNATIVE TESTING
ACT / SAT
In general, the ACT is a content-based test, whereas the SAT tests critical thinking and problem solving skills. Depending on your particular strengths and weaknesses, it is possible to perform better on one test than the other. Most students generally do about the same on the ACT as they do on the SAT. Until recently, the ACT was required by colleges in the Midwest, while the SAT was the test of choice for schools in the Northeast and on both coasts. Most schools now accept both. Schools may still require the SAT-II even with the ACT. Check this list for information about schools requiring the SAT-II.
IAlways check the your college choice admission requirement. High School transcripts may be needed.
If you do not take the ACT or SAT doesn't mean you can't go to college. There are alternative tests you can take.
You can take your GED and then the THEA and be accepted into Texas Jr. Colleges like Howard College. If you do not pass the THEA the first time you can still go to a Jr. College but some additional prep class may be required.Talk to the colleges counselors before you enroll.After you have successfully completed the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) requirements and have 17 college credits you can transfer to ASU or another Texas college of your choice.
The Accuplacer is a suite of tests that quickly, accurately, and efficiently assess reading, writing, math, and computer skills. This test determies whether or not you are ready for college courses, additiional prep classes may be required before you can take regulare credit hour college courses. In San Angelo, this test is offered at Howard College and Angelo State University. Taking the SAT/ACT or GED is NOT required in order to take this test.
Remember to always check admissions requirements.
Note - SACHSA does not endorse any one testing system.
Local Testing Centers
Please remember to always call the testing center
to confirm time, place and date.
For more information:
Central High School - (325)659-3400
Lake View High School - (325)659-3500
Angelo State University
General Information (325) 942-2555
Undergraduate Admissions (325) 942-2185
For GED and Accuplacer Testing Dates Call
Howard College (San Angelo Campus)