Many U.S. postsecondary institutions require undergraduate and graduate students to submit standardized test scores as part of their application package. Standardized tests provide a consistent way for colleges to evaluate you compared to other applicants. Standardized tests can even assist you in choosing the right courses to register for, once you have started your postsecondary education.
As a military spouse, you have access to the Department of Defense Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library, which allows you to take the following free practice courses and tests:
- ACT, SAT and PSAT — standardized entrance and practice exams for undergraduate programs
- GMAT and GRE — standardized entrance exams for graduate schools
- NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN — exams required for nursing professions
- LSAT — standardized test required for admission into law school
The main college entrance examination you will need to begin your postsecondary studies is either the ACT or SAT. The MySECO ACT-SAT Comparison article can advise you on which test better suits your academic strengths.
Taking the time to use the resources provided on MySECO can prepare you for your college entrance examinations, give you the confidence to nail your exam and ease some of the stress that comes with the college admissions process.
You can also read Be a Better Test Taker and Six Tips to Prepare for Exams in the Education, Training and Licensing lifecycle stage of MySECO. There, you can also find practice tests and methods for understanding your learning style. Contact a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on the MySECO website for personalized assistance in preparing for entrance examinations.