8 Things to Know About How Colleges Use Admissions Tests
- Most Four-Year Colleges Use Test Scores in Their Admission Decisions
- Test Scores Are Not the Most Important Factor
- Most Colleges Publish Student Test-Score Information
- Admission Tests Let Colleges Find You
- Colleges May Use Scores to Award Scholarships
- Scores May Determine Placement in College Classes
- Most Four-Year Colleges Require Scores, and Some Two-Year Colleges Recommend Them
- Colleges Consider Multiple Scores in Different Ways
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