It is important to remember that admission to college is based on a number of factors, including standardized testing.
Some institutions no longer require standardized tests for their admissions criteria. For a list of test-optional institutions go to the Fair Test website
The SAT Reasoning Test is designed to measure critical reading, math, and writing skills. The SAT Subject Tests are hour-long subject exams that are used to measure student proficiency in specific areas. Students should check individual school criteria regarding which (if any) SAT Subject Tests are required for admissions.
The ACT measures skills in English, math, reading, and science. A Writing Test is optional for the ACT. DVFS students should always plan to utilize the writing option and take the ACT with Writing.
DVFS highly encourages students to take both the ACT with Writing and the SAT Reasoning Test at least once during the winter/spring of their junior year. Almost all colleges accept the ACT and SAT interchangeably. Make sure to check specific institutional requirements before applying. Accommodations, test structure, and test content vary between the SAT and ACT, so students often take the test of their preference again by the fall of senior year. The College Counselor works with each student to create an individual testing schedule.
Test registration materials can be found in the counseling office or online. Students should visit The College Board for SAT
information and ACT online for ACT test dates.
The Delaware Valley Friends School official test code (CEEB) is: 390483.