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Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
All EGUSD high schools offer a wide selection of honors and advanced placement (AP) courses. The AP Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of the College Board and high schools. These college-level courses provide high school students with the opportunity to experience challenging course material and demanding assignments which will help students develop critical thinking skills expected of college students. Types of AP courses vary by high school. Students who are successful on the subsequent AP exams may meet certain college entrance requirements and/or earn college credit if they score well on the exams. Please contact your school counseling office for details on AP courses.
 College Board AP Website
 AP Exam Dates

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Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)
EGUSD prepares students for college readiness and supports their preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The PSAT is offered to juniors each fall semester. Sign-up at your high school counseling office for this test.
The PSAT allows students to practice for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) that is required for entry by most colleges and universities. The results from the PSAT will allow school staff to identify students who are ready to take challenging college courses – such as honors and advanced placement – through AP Potential, a free service provided by the College Board.
Additionally, students who take the test will have access to MyRoad, an online program that highlights college majors, provides links to colleges and universities and offers career exploration services. Free access to MyRoad through the student’s senior year will be provided when a student receives their PSAT score report.

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Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
The College Board made content, format, and scoring changes to the SAT in 2016. The redesigned SAT test prioritizes content that reflects the kind of reading and math students will encounter in college and their future work lives. The redesigned SAT test was first administered in the spring of 2016 and is typically taken by juniors and seniors. The SAT has returned to the 1600-point scale, with the Math and Reading sections scored between 200 and 800, and the optional essay evaluated separately. The ¼-point penalty for wrong answers has been discontinued.
 College Board SAT web page
 SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

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American College Test (ACT)
Most four-year colleges and universities require an entrance or placement examination. Colleges and universities in the U.S. usually accept either the ACT (American College Test) or the SAT I (Scholastic Aptitude Test). The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. Test scores can be improved by taking the test multiple times. Please consult with the college or university of your choice for specific testing requirements.
 ACT Website
 ACT Test Dates and Deadlines