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COUNSELORS CORNER CONTINUED… College Admission Testing Standardized tests (SAT & ACT) provide colleges with a common measure to help them make admission decisions. Additionally, they are one indicator of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. Test scores may also be used as a criterion for awarding merit based financial aid • The vast majority of higher education institutions accept both the SAT and the ACT for college admission and regard them as equally valid. Most Nebraska colleges require the ACT. • When students should take (or re-take) the ACT or SAT or both, depends on the students’ goals, whether it be individual college requirements, college placement, and/or futures scholarship eligibility. It is best for students to allow enough time to re-take a test if necessary. • Students can register through the ACT web sites or mail in the registration. • Fee waivers are available for students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Students may request fee waivers in the guidance counselor’s office. • The 6-digit high school code for Litchfield Public Schools is 281340 See the ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines!!! 2014 - 2015 ACT Test Dates Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8–21, 2015 October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 September 19–October 2, 2015 December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7–20, 2015 February 6, 2016* January 8, 2016 January 9–15, 2016 April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5–18, 2016 June 11, 2016** May 6, 2016 May 7–20, 2016 Explore Careers Exploring careers before you select a college will help you find the school that best fits your career interests and goals. Follow these steps to get started: Interests and Skills Assessments To learn more about your interests and skills complete at least two interest or skill assessments to learn about careers that might be a good match.  Use free online tools including: (high wage, high skill, high demand jobs) Use free assessment tools at EducationQuest: o Choices Interest Profiler o Career Cruising Profiler Continued page 21… 20 o o o Page 