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Testing Information

Which Test to Take?

Within reason, there is no cause not to take one test or another. There is also no reason to avoid another sitting of the SAT or ACT. Colleges will consider your best score in admissions decisions. Virtually all colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT. Please see each school's guidelines for their expectations.

Understandably, there is often considerable confusion about testing. There are several tests. They sound alike. Some are required; some are not. In an effort to keep it understandable, we offer the following definitions and descriptions. Those curious about how SAT and ACT scores compare with each other can read the ACT-SAT concordance. 

Key Information

  • Gilman's CEEB Code No.:
    • 210-095
  • Gilman's Test Center Code No.:
    • 21-125
  • Gilman is a test site for the SAT.

Test Prep Resources

Gilman sophomores, juniors, and seniors (grades 10-12) have access to free online test prep through Khan Academy and ACT Online Prep.

For vocabulary building and practice word puzzles, visit


Please Note: Many colleges/universities insist that they receive score reports sent directly from the testing agency — SAT and ACT. The schools will need an "official" score report sent directly from SAT or ACT. More and more schools are allowing applicants to self-report their scores.