College Admissions and Placement

Exams to help you get admitted to undergrad college. Also includes exams to get you appropriately placed in the right college courses.

Achieving a top score on the ACT can help you get into the college of your choice. Use our free practice tests to ace your ACT exam!

Free Practice Tests for the ACT

To get accepted to the college of your choice, you need to do well on the SATs.  Understand SAT requirements, learn about SAT study guides, and discover when and where the SAT tests are given. Use our free SAT Practice tests.

Free SAT Practice Tests

It is important to achieve the best score possible on your ACCUPLACER exam.  Discover test taking tips, score information, and Accuplacer Exam Prep. Use our free ACCUPLACER practice exams.

Free ACCUPLACER Practice Exams

Florida's PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) Exam is used to place a college student in the appropriate course based on their academic skills and abilities.  Use our free PERT practice tests to make sure you are ready!

Free PERT Practice Tests

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exams assess your readiness for college-level courses in math, reading, and writing. Use our free TSI practice exams to prepare.

Free TSI Practice Tests

The ACT Compass test is a placement exam that some college use in their admissions and placement processes. Use our free Compass practice exams to make sure you are prepared.

Free Compass Practice Tests

SAT Practice Tests

Test-Guide.com is your ultimate source for SAT practice tests! We have compiled over 2,000 practice questions, including 13 full-length SAT practice tests and 8 official tests from the CollegeBoard.  Also use our list of SAT resources for study tips, subject-specific strategies and more.

Test-Guide.com's SAT practice questions have full answers and explanations - use them to get your highest score!

ACT Tips

Hey, college-bound high school student!  Congratulations on your decision to further your education!

Your teachers and counselors have probably coached you in preparing for the ACT.  Maybe NOW you’re wondering “Are there any shortcuts or tricks that will help me during the actual ‘test?  What are some ‘gotcha’s’ I should know about?”

Absolutely! Test strategies and some awareness of the traps will help you approach the test with greater confidence for a higher score. Some tips apply to the test as a whole; some are more specific to the subject being tested. Read on for some of the best of the best tips!

ACT Test Dates

In most states, the ACT Test is given six times a school year, as shown in the tables below.  The tests are administered on Saturdays.  The regular registration deadline is approximately one month before the test date. Most high school students choose to take the ACT Test during the spring of their junior year and/or the fall of the senior year.  Many student take the ACT test twice (once as a junior and once as a senior).  57% of repeat test takers increase their ACT composite score on a retest. 

act scoresACT Test Scores are an important factor for college admissions.  Many colleges will set minimum required ACT scores, while others will use ACT scores as just one of many admissions criteria.  The tables on this page will allow you to fully understand your ACT scores.  The ACT percentile charts will show how you compare to other high school students who have recently taken the ACT.  The ACT College Requirements Chart will show the average ACT scores for public and private colleges in general.  Finally, we present the 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores for the largest public and private colleges in the United States.


ACT Test OverviewThe ACT Test is a standardized exam that is used by U.S. colleges in their admissions process.  The ACT assesses a student's college readiness in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.  Students may also take the ACT Plus Writing which includes a 30 minute Writing exam. The ACT Test serves a similar function to the SAT in that both are used by colleges and universities as a factor in admissions. 

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