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Standardized Testing

General Information

Most four-year colleges and universities require students to take and submit scores for one of the standardized tests (ACT, SAT, and/or SAT II).  There are a few exceptions to this, however, so we encourage you to investigate the admission requirements for schools that you are interested in. provides you with a list of schools that do not require standardized test scores for admission.  Normally, two-year community and technical colleges do not require these assessments as part of their admission criteria.


The purpose of these tests is to assess students general educational development and their preparedness for college-level work.  Because these are national tests, colleges are able to compare your score with scores from students around the country.  These comparisons give colleges a better idea of what your grade point average and class rank mean in comparison to what your peers are doing nationally.


Southwest's school code number to use when registering for testing:  241680