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TXGU Activity: Charting a Graduation Plan


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 Texas GEAR UP

Grade Level: 11th

Introduction for Educators: Your students have likely spent countless hours preparing for the test, and now it's officially here.

Introduction for Students: After many, many, many hours of studying and taking practice tests, the big day is finally upon you... Are you ready to show the SAT and ACT what you're made of?

The Activity: Last year you probably began preparing for your college entrance exams. Now, it's actually time to take them. Revisit the SAT and ACT websites to refresh your memory on the differences between the two. Decide which one best fits your needs, register, and take the test (or take both!). As an 11th grader, you should also take the PSAT, as this is used in qualifying for National Merit Award Scholarships.

Note: As a GEAR UP student, you may qualify for test fee waivers, so definitely don't waste that opportunity.