Applying to US Colleges
Applying to study in the US? Then you’ll want to know this
Since 2011, the ACT test has been the most widely taken college and university entrance exam in the United States, and is accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the US. Since 2010, the number of US students taking the ACT increased 17.7%, and it now enjoys 57% of the market share. See below for the year-by-year specifics.
Why should this matter to you?
You need to you have testing options. Making decisions based on outdated data could jeopardize your future. Each test has its own unique characteristics and you can choose the one that’s best for you.
Scroll down the page for registration details on the ACT test!
US College Expo Canada
The expo is taking place on April 27 & 28, 2018 at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.
Canada’s unique, once a year US College Expo exclusively featuring American Colleges and Universities! Meet US College Representatives, Explore US College Options, Understand all aspects of the US Admissions process, from selection, application, financing and student athlete considerations.US COLLEGE EXPO CANADA
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US Application Tips
NCAA Rules and Regulations for Ontario Athletes
The NCAA has strict rules for applying. The links below provide parents and students with the Eligibility Requirements to apply.
- Calculating GPA (Resource for students and parents) http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources/GPA-Calculator/Canada
- List of Eligible Courses (If it is not on the list, it is NOT eligible) http://prepskills.com/sat/ncaa-eligible-courses-ontario
SAT and ACT Information
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way thats fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. Click the link below for more details:
- http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/test-center-code-search (Register for the SAT Test)
ACT Test Information
The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test.
The College Board introduced a new version of the SAT in 2005, with a mandatory writing test. ACT continues to offer its well-established test, plus an optional writing test. You take the ACT Writing Test only if required or requested by the college(s) you’re applying to.
The SAT penalizes you for wrong answers, so guessing is discouraged. The ACT is scored based on the number of correct answers with no penalty for guessing.
The ACT has an Interest Inventory that allows students to evaluate their interests in various career options.
- http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers/ (Register for the ACT Test)
- http://www.actstudent.org/faq/ (Frequently asked questions about the ACT)
- http://blog.kaplansatact.com/2013/06/28/act-vs-sat-which-test-should-you-take/ (ACT or SAT?- a blog to help you decide)
The Common App
The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 35 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. They serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of their over 500 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process. Parents may access the Common App site using the link below: