Pre-College Testing

There are different tests that may need to be taken depending on the school and/or career path you choose. Below are some of the most common tests.

ACT Testing

America's most widely accepted college entrance exam used to assess students' general education development and ability to complete college-level work.


Accurately assesses reading, writing, math, and computer skills. Connects students to more than 1300 institutions nationwide, including community colleges, four-year colleges, technical schools and high schools.


The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. CLEP offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that you may generally take in your first two years of college. By passing a CLEP exam, you can earn 3 to 12 college credits and become closer to achieving your college and career goals.

Learning Express Library

Check out the Learning Express Library for an online learning platform of 300+ practice tests covering ACT, SAT, GED, and more. Complete with answer explanations and study suggestions.

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ACT Method Test Prep

Log in to access this free, online test preparation that helps students build math, reading, science, English, and ACT test prep skills.

  • Hear audio explanations of test questions
  • Access strategy guides for each test
  • Complete practice tests and quizzes
  • Read explanations to every question
  • Track strengths on each test
  • Get valuable test-taking tips

SAT Testing

Globally recognized college admission test that shows colleges what students know and how well they can apply their knowledge in reading, writing and math - subjects taught every day in high school. Most take the SAT during their junior or senior year. The ACT is more common in South Dakota. Almost all colleges use the SAT to make admission decisions.