College Entrance Exams
Almost all four-year colleges require either:
the SAT Reasoning Test OR the ACT plus Writing
We encourage you to take both toward the end of your junior year. Most colleges prefer the tests are completed by December of your senior year. There are a few colleges that want the testing done by October and some by November.
OHS SCHOOL CODE NUMBER is 052-249.
If you are applying to a highly selective college or even for certain majors you will also need to take the SAT Subject Tests (SAT II). Most colleges require 2 test from different subject areas, some colleges require 3 tests.
FREE SAT or ACT Test Prep Websites
A free, Web-based program that makes high quality, test preparation instruction available to any student. A public service provided by the U.S. Army in partnership with Peterson’s Educational Options, and College Options Foundation. No obligation –personal contact information is not collected.
- SAT & ACT program (seven timed practiced test for each)
- SAT/ACT flashcard deck (20 vocabulary & grammar/five math)
- Zero Hour Threat (video game to raise SAT/ACT scores)
- Comprehensive English (language usage, reading, writing)
- Integrated math (basic, algebra, geometry, statistics)
- Integrated science (earth, biology, chemistry, physics)
SOAR and Princeton Review:
The Princeton Review, as part of the partnership with the SOAR (Student Online Achievement Resources) program, is offering this free online program for military students and their classmates. To access the program, register through the SOAR program atwww.soarathome.org. For civilian families, simply select “civilian” under branch.
The CollegeBoard has a various tools to help you prepare for the SAT and AP exams and also to research college & careers. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
For free SAT practice: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/
(Remember for SAT if you select 3594 – this code will send your scores to all the CSUs)
Free ACT preparation: http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/
Kaplan Test Prep:
Sign up today for a FREE SAT Quiz Bank and customize your own quizzes for personalized prep; reduce your anxiety on timed tests with over 1,000 questions and track your improvement with instant analysis. Sign up at www.kaptest.com/satquizbank
FREE Advance Placement Prep:
The University of California College Prep Initiative announces free online AP Course preparation to all high school students. Visit our website at www.uccp.org