Weekly College Update
Dear Senior Thunderbirds, Huskies, Snow Leopards, and Bulldogs,
Congratulations to everyone who has received an acceptance to a UC school in the past week! It’s been so exciting to hear your good news, so keep sharing it with us. If you have not heard yet, don’t panic. Remember that decisions are released in batches and not all at once. Also, some UCs have not yet released their admissions decisions.
This Saturday, many of you are signed up to take the CSU placement tests in English and math (EPT and ELM). I want to wish you luck on those important tests and share a couple of important reminders.
This week’s focus is college placement exams.
If you are taking the EPT and/or ELM this Saturday, you might want to familiarize yourself with this information bulletin. Just like the SAT/ ACT, if you do not have an acceptable form of ID, you will not be allowed to take the test. Be sure to bring the following items to the test:
Printed admission ticket
Social Security Number (doesn’t have to be your card, just know your number)
Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, or school ID card)
Remember that you are not allowed to use a calculator on the ELM. Your scores from this Saturday’s test administration will be available online the week of April 11th. When you get your score, please notify your mentor right away so he/she can help you determine next steps, such as whether you need to enroll in an Early Start program this summer. You are able to take the ELM (math test) more than once if you do not pass the first time, but you can only take the EPT (English test) once. Additionally, be sure to thank your Summit Solves and Reads teachers who have worked hard to help you with test preparation!
The UCs also have a placement test called the Analytical Writing Placement Exam. If you were accepted to a UC, you may have to take it, so look out for more information from the UCs in April about registering for that test.
Finally, if you are planning to attend a community college, you will most likely have to take English and math placement tests. When you register, be sure to ask about when and how to sign up for these tests so that you can take them and get enrolled in the right classes in the fall.
Director of College Readiness