March 16, 2016: College Placement Exams

posted Jun 6, 2016, 3:55 PM by
Summit Public Schools
College Readiness Newsletter
March 16, 2016

Weekly College Update

Dear Senior Thunderbirds, Huskies, Snow Leopards, and Bulldogs,

Congratulations to everyone who has received an acceptance to a UC school in the past week! It’s been so exciting to hear your good news, so keep sharing it with us. If you have not heard yet, don’t panic. Remember that decisions are released in batches and not all at once. Also, some UCs have not yet released their admissions decisions.

This Saturday, many of you are signed up to take the CSU placement tests in English and math (EPT and ELM). I want to wish you luck on those important tests and share a couple of important reminders.

This week’s focus is college placement exams.

If you are taking the EPT and/or ELM this Saturday, you might want to familiarize yourself with this information bulletin. Just like the SAT/ ACT, if you do not have an acceptable form of ID, you will not be allowed to take the test. Be sure to bring the following items to the test:

  • Printed admission ticket

  • Social Security Number (doesn’t have to be your card, just know your number)

  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, or school ID card)

  • Pencils

  • Watch

Remember that you are not allowed to use a calculator on the ELM. Your scores from this Saturday’s test administration will be available online the week of April 11th. When you get your score, please notify your mentor right away so he/she can help you determine next steps, such as whether you need to enroll in an Early Start program this summer. You are able to take the ELM (math test) more than once if you do not pass the first time, but you can only take the EPT (English test) once. Additionally, be sure to thank your Summit Solves and Reads teachers who have worked hard to help you with test preparation!

The UCs also have a placement test called the Analytical Writing Placement Exam. If you were accepted to a UC, you may have to take it, so look out for more information from the UCs in April about registering for that test.

Finally, if you are planning to attend a community college, you will most likely have to take English and math placement tests. When you register, be sure to ask about when and how to sign up for these tests so that you can take them and get enrolled in the right classes in the fall.


Ms. Hannon
Director of College Readiness

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
March UC admissions decisions timeline 
Scholarship Opportunities

Steve Tirado Family Foundation Scholarship
Who can apply: Latin@ high school seniors
Amount of the award: $5,000
Information/Application: Steve Tirado Family Foundation
Deadline: March 19, 2016

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Who can apply: must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Amount of the award: $500- $5,000
Information/Application: HSF General College Scholarships
Deadline: March 30, 2016

SanDisk Scholars Program
Who can apply: seniors with minimum 3.0 GPA planning to major in computer science or engineering
Amount of the award: $10,000
Information/Application: SanDisk Scholars
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Lemburg Law "Stop Cellphone Robocalls" Scholarship
Who can apply: any senior planning to attend college
Amount of the award: $1,000
Information/Application: Stop Cellphone Robocalls
Deadline: March 31, 2016

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship
Who can apply: high school seniors with at least 3.0 GPA going into STEM majors
Amount of the award: $1,000
Information/Application: NSHSS Foundation
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Project Yellow Light Scholarship
Who can apply: any high school student, must make a video PSA about distracted driving to enter
Amount of the award: up to $5,000
Information/Application: Project Yellow Light
Deadline: April 1, 2016

Asian American Women's Alliance Scholarship
Who can apply: Asian American or Pacific Islander students
Amount of the award: $500
Information/Application: AAWA 2016 Application Form
Deadline: April 2, 2016

LendEDU Scholarship
Who can apply: high school senior with at least 2.5 GPA
Amount of the award: $1,000
Information/Application: LendEDU Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2016
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