Standardized tests play some role in almost all selective college admission decisions. Different institutions, however, use test scores differently. Urban students and their families need to be well-informed about school-specific testing requirements, deadlines and expectations in order to understand the importance of scores in your particular application process.
The FAQ below gives you some information around standardized college and AP testing. Additional information will be shared with you throughout the college process at meetings and with your Urban college counselor.
SAT and ACT
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- What standardized tests should I take and when?
- Are there colleges that don’t require SAT or ACT scores for admission?
- How and when do I send scores to colleges?
- What about accommodations for standardized testing?
What standardized tests should I take and when?
Are there colleges that don’t require SAT or ACT scores for admission?
How and when do I send scores to colleges?
What about accommodations for standardized testing?
Urban Advanced Studies (UAS) Courses and Advanced Placement (AP) Tests
Urban School's curriculum provides an exceptionally strong foundation in college preparatory subjects. Many of our classes have distinctive features that set them apart as particularly challenging and comparable to college-level work. These classes, designated as UAS, are developed by the Urban faculty and are not limited to the College Board Advanced Placement curriculum. UAS classes are offered in every subject area and recognized by colleges (including the University of California) as honors-level courses.
- Do Urban students take AP tests?
- What is the difference between an AP course and an AP test?
- What about colleges and APs?
- How and when does an Urban student decide to take an AP test?
- AP Exam Schedule 2023