College Readiness and Talent Development

  • ACT

    The ACT examination assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college level work. All colleges and universities in Georgia accept scores from the ACT for admission purposes. ACT determines the national testing dates and testing sites for the ACT exam. Students may register online for the ACT at ACT offers fee waivers for students meeting certain financial criteria.  ACT Online Registration and Test Dates | ACT Practice Resources

    Advanced Placement

    Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses offered by trained high school teachers in the regular high school setting. Assessments in these classes require sophisticated critical thinking skills. In May of each year, AP students take the AP exam(s). Students who score at the 3, 4 or 5 level may be able to earn college credit for these courses taken in the high school.  AP Exam Dates

    Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success.


    This examination is an excellent opportunity for students to understand the requirements of the SAT, which is a critical reasoning exam used as a criteria in college admissions. The PSAT/NMSQT examination is given annually. The 2020 PSAT administration dates are Wednesday, October 14, 2020 and Thursday, October 29, 2020. The State of Georgia will pay for the PSAT for all sophomores enrolled in GA public schools. For more information see your school counselor.  PSAT Practice Resources


    At the links below, school personnel may enhance their awareness of the SAT and assist students and parents in understanding the features of the SAT, identifying test-taking strategies, using free resources, including PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT Preparation Booklet, completing SAT registration, and valuing a rigorous curriculum.  SAT Online Registration and Test Dates | SAT Practice Resources

    “What is the SAT?” and “Helping your students with the SAT” may be examined at the following link:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Helping Students Prepare” includes related links to The Official SAT Online Course and the SAT Preparation Center.

    For more information visit the Georgia Department of Education.