The vast majority of colleges and universities require scores from one or more of the following tests: the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I); the SAT II (formerly Achievement Tests), a set of subject tests designed to evaluate student abilities in specific disciplines; or the American College Test (ACT).

In order to meet all of these college deadlines, Genesis Prep students follow a structured schedule of standardized test taking. Sophomores take the PSAT. Juniors take the PSAT (for National Merit Scholarship competition), then the SAT I, SAT II (if needed), and the ACT. Seniors take the SAT I, SAT II, and ACT to improve scores, if necessary.