Frequently Asked Admissions
The college selection process is overwhelming and exciting all
at the same time. There are a myriad of questions that arise
from students and parents as they progress on their college
search; and they’ll change along the way, too. Here, we’ve
tried to answer some of the most commonly asked questions
by University Prep students.
1. What Entrance Tests Are Required for College Admission?
ACT - The ACT focuses on four subject areas: English, math, reading skills, and natural sciences.
Scores range from 1-36. The composite scores is the average of the four subject areas. A writing test
is offered as an option. Students are advised to choose this option. A combined English Writing
score will represent 2/3’s weight for the multiple-choice section and 1/3 for the writing. Registration
forms for the ACT may be obtained from the College and Career Center or online at www.act.com.
Students are encouraged to take the ACT in the spring of their junior year or the fall of their senior
SAT - The College Entrance Examination Board (College Board) offers the SAT Reasoning Test as a
measurement of the verbal, mathematical, and writing abilities a student has acquired throughout the
years of his or her education. Combined scores for the SAT Reasoning Test range from 200-2400 or
200-800 for each 3 divisions Most University Prep students take the SAT for the first time in May
of their junior year. The SAT may be taken as many times as it is offered, although many colleges
recommend limiting the number to three.
Registration forms for the SAT may be obtained from the College and Career Center or online at
SAT SUBJECT TESTS - The College Entrance Examination Board (College Board) offers Subject
Tests to measure a student’s ability in particular subject areas. Most highly competitive colleges
require three Subject Tests, in addition to the SAT, or the ACT. Students thinking of attending an
Engineering program should take the Math 11C and a science tests. It