To be able to attend college in the USA, schools usually require prospective students to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test) or the ACT (American College Testing). Click on either image to be taken directly to each test's website.
The SAT has 3 different sections: verbal, math and writting while the ACT has also a science section. The math skills required for either test are no more complicated than the ones students have during regular high school in most countries in the world. The verbal section, however, could be more challenging specially for those students for which English is not their native language.
WHAT IS THE TOEFL
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test is requested by most universities and Junior Colleges in the United States. It measures the capability of the candidate to listen, read, speak and write in English at the university level.
The most common version of the TOEFL exam, which is the one generally offered in most countries, is the TOEFL iBT (internet Based Test) which is taken in front of a computer connected to the Internet and reports scores on a 0-120 scale; each section (reading, listening, speaking and writing) is evaluated on a 0-30 scale.