Are You Ready for College?

This is the time of year that many seniors are receiving their acceptance letters from colleges and universities throughout the world.  A huge congratulations to all of you.  Those letters represent the apex of a significant process that starts early in high school, but really gets intensified in the junior and senior years of high school.

School counselors advise freshman and sophomores to focus on their current studies and establish a good pattern of achievement in core and elective courses.  Juniors are advised to take the PSAT test, which is given on the third Saturday of October and the preceding Wednesday.  Homeschool and school-at-home students typically take the PSAT and SAT tests at a testing location near them.

The PSAT is a comprehensive, standardized assessment that provides students an opportunity to begin addressing areas where they may need extra attention as they prepare for life beyond high school.  Taking the PSAT as a junior helps the student to prepare for the more important college admissions test, the SAT.

The SAT is the benchmark standardized assessment of the critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students develop during high school and that they will need to be successful in college.  Nearly every college in AMerica uses the test as a common and objective scale for evaluating a student’s college readiness.

The SAT test is administered monthly from October through June.  Go to: for upcoming dates of all the SAT exams and their registration policies and dates to register by.

The Global Courseware closes the college readiness gap with assessment and instruction that is aligned to the most popular course placement tests used by colleges and universities today.  The College Readiness courses will help prepare students to begin their postsecondary learning experience.  Homeschool parents can take advantage of the user-friendly assessment capabilities and skill-refreshing coursework that the system offers.

The Global Courseware College Readiness program is a set of self-paced online courses designed to assess, diagnose, and improve student academic readiness in four college-level core content areas of Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills. The courseware is aligned to major assessments like SAT, ACT, and ACCUPLACER.  The courseware works by providing student diagnostic testing to identify deficient content knowledge, prescribing lessons to address those deficiencies, and conducting follow-up testing to determine if the student has mastered those areas.

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