ACADEMICS | College Center

College Admission is a thrilling yet challenging process for high school students. Students are accompanied in their transition to college through a number of services coordinated by the Counseling Department

Course selection and scheduling.
College and career selection guidance.
Information on standardized testing.
Information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
College application information and supervision
Resources and references.
Transition to college and life skills. 
Coordination of college representative visits and interviews.
College fairs visits.
Individual counseling.
Counselor – parent consultation.
College Handbook.
Reference Library.
Junior and Senior Parent information meetings.


Many of these services are provided through the College Prep Class designed exclusively for seniors to work on college applications. 


►College Prep Class

Selecting and applying to colleges can be an exciting and rewarding experience.  However, it can be very overwhelming if students do not have a clear understanding of what is expected of them at each stage of the process.  

The College Preparatory class is designed to assist and guide seniors in their college application process. Students apply organization and critical thinking skills into the process of researching, selecting and applying to college. Self-knowledge is promoted as the main means to establish a sound college selection criteria.



College Testing

SAT
The SAT I (Scholastic Assessment Test) is required by almost all for year colleges and universities for entrance in the United States, Canadian and European schools. The SAT I scores provide colleges with a way to compare the academic preparation and ability of students who apply for admission. The SAT tests students’ basic knowledge of subjects they have learned in the classroom—such as reading, writing, and math—in addition to how students think, solve problems, and communicate. The SAT tells students how well they use the skills and knowledge they have attained in and outside of the classroom.

The SAT II (Subject Test) are one-hour, multiple choice tests in specific subjects. SAT II measures your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many SAT Subject Tests, including English, history, mathematics, and science subject areas, are administered six times annually. World History is offered twice a year. Language Tests with Listening are offered once a year. Reading-only language tests are administered five times.

Interamerican Academy is an official SAT I and SAT II test center. IA’s test center code # is 85325.

You cannot take SAT I and SAT II tests on the same day. 

For more information about SAT exams, registration, fees and registration’s deadlines go to www.collegeboard.com


ACT
The ACT is a standardized achievement examination for college admission in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. The ACT test has historically consist of 4 tests: English, Math, Reading, and Science reasoning and an optional writing test. 

Most 4 year colleges and universities in the United States and Canada accept the ACT. Interamerican Academy is an official test center for ACT, Inc. Our test center code is 870480.

For more information about ACT exams, registration, fees and registration’s deadlines go to www.actstudent.org


TOEFL
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (or TOEFLs, pronounced "toe-full" or sometimes "toy-ful") evaluates the potential success of an individual to use and understand Standard American English at a college level. It is required for non-native applicants at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test. A TOEFL score is valid for two years and then is deleted from the official database. Colleges and universities usually consider only the most recent TOEFL score.

TOEFL iBT (internet based) is offered several times every month through the year. To find out about test centers in Guayaquil, registration deadlines, and registration fees, go to www.ets.org


Advanced Placement Exams (AP)
Interamerican Academy offers six Advanced Placement courses which content is approved by the College Board through a very strict auditing process. Each May, students registered in AP Courses take the exams. AP exams are scored on a 1 to 5 point scale. Many colleges and universities grant college credit for high scores in AP exams. 

Except for the three Studio Art exams, which are portfolio assessments, AP Exams contain multiple-choice questions and a free-response section. Aside from the courses taught at IA, students may also register to take AP exams even if IA doesn’t offer the course. If the student has studied independently for a particular course or wants to demonstrate proficiency in another language, he or she may request to be registered for an additional AP exam on a subject not offered by IA. For instance, the AP Spanish Language exam is offered every year, and helps students demonstrate their proficiency in the Spanish language.