Now, there are several different options for testing yourself. One of the most popular alternatives is to apply directly to the college or university. There are advantages and disadvantages to this choice. The primary advantage is that you can pick and choose which colleges and universities accept your test scores, giving you a greater selection of test dates to choose from. In addition to this, there are no deadlines or waiting period imposed upon test submission. This gives applicants the opportunity to take as many tests as they want in order to achieve all of the requirements for college entrance.
However, choosing test dates can often be an agonizing process, especially for busy students. One of the biggest considerations colleges and universities make when it comes to applying for admission is your test date. The dates offered vary by college and by the university. Some colleges and universities have minimum test date requirements, while others have no minimum requirements.
Students who wish to take several tests must plan accordingly. Depending on whether you are applying to one school or to a number of different schools, there may be multiple dates to choose from for your test dates. So how do you determine which date would be best for you? There are a few factors that can be considered:
For example, if you have taken at least one AP test in the fall and one in the spring you will likely have test dates available for the AP tests in January and April, respectively. For the SATs, your test dates will likely be available in January or April. If you are in a situation where you will be testing in May or June, your choices become even more limited. In these cases, you should choose the date that is the earliest relative to your test date.
In addition to choosing a date based on a set date, you should also consider if a test will be easier or harder for you based on your area of study. For example, if you are taking a U.S. History class you should know that the AP tests are typically longer and more difficult than those required of other majors. Similarly, the SATs are generally more difficult for those studying Business or Math. The only exception to this is when you are taking the SATs for international college entry. Since international students are not normally allowed to take a second, U.S. test in the fall, they will typically have an easier schedule than others.
Of course, if you have questions about test dates or even just need some extra help in preparing, KSU can give you access to tutors who can meet with you a day before your test and review your papers. Again, scheduling is very important here. Tutors will be looking forward to meeting with you, but if you are unable to schedule an appointment at the last minute you may not get adequate help. This is why it’s important to plan early. Once you start to review and study for the tests that are coming up, it’s easy to forget about scheduled tutoring time.
As you can see, there are several factors to consider when you are choosing test dates for KSU tests. Since it is often the first time you will take any test you should be as prepared as possible. You can learn more about your test schedule here. If you do not have some questions, you can always call the test center to get more information.