Do you still have to take the SAT even if your going to community college?
Asked Fremont, California
Updated Phoenix, Arizona
Most Community Colleges utilize an Official Course Placement Chart that is used to determine what classes a student can register for. The Community College industry are committed to providing students with opportunities for successful academic experiences. As student academic achievement is directly related to the proper initial course placement, all new students may to complete the placement test depending on the state the school is located in. This process is in lieu of taking the SAT. I have seen many kids who did not take high school grades seriously until the last year of school, but the damage has already been done and they suffer the consequences of not qualifying to get into a 4 year school because of the cumulative GPA. The Community College route then gives these kids an opportunity to go to college because the requirements, in most instances, are not as stringent. I hope this helps out.
Nathan G.’s Answer
Updated Los Angeles, California
Some community colleges will not require, but may require you to take a separate assessment test at the school. The best way to find out the admission criteria is to lookup a couple of potential community colleges. On their website, most have an Admissions tab. You will want to find their detailed admissions criteria. Similar some programs/degrees may have their own specific requirements. Best of luck!