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College Planning

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College Entrance Exams

PSAT, SAT, ACT
The PSAT is a practice test usually taken by students for exposure and experience before taking the SAT's. La Quinta provides all tenth graders the opportunity to take the PSAT at no charge during the fall. Colleges and scholarship programs use scores from the SAT and ACT as one of several tools to evaluate the academic preparedness of applicants. A schedule of testing dates for this year appears below. It is important to register early to avoid late fees and insure assignment to your first choice test center. Specialized tests such as the SAT II Language Tests are for students who are not native speakers, and extended-time testing for students with professionally diagnosed disabilities is offered on specified test dates only.


Subject Admission Requirements for UC and CSU ("a-g")

To be eligible for admission to a four-year university, students must meet subject requirements. These requirements represent the minimum academic standards for eligibility. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission to the campus and program of choice often requires students to meet more demanding standards including high entrance examination test scores. All courses taken to satisfy college admission requirements must be completed with a semester grade of "C" or higher.