College Testing Information

  • PSAT

    The PSAT will be given to all sophomores at the High School on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  The PSAT is a preliminary test for the SAT and is something each college bound junior should take. It is the test which can qualify a student for the National Merit Scholarship Competition as a junior.

    Student & Parent Resources for the PSAT

    ACT

    The ACT (without writing) will be given to all junior students at the High School on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

    The ACT Test is a college entrance exam made up of four sections: English, Reading, Math, and Science. Writing is an optional part of the exam. Please check with your colleges to see if they recommend or require the writing section. The maximum score on each section is a 36. The four sections are averaged together to get a composite score. This composite score is what we generally talk about as an ACT score; national average is 21.  Late Winter or Early Spring of your Junior year is the ideal time to take your first ACT. You must register online at www.actstudent.org. Cost: $62.50 with Writing, $46.00 No Writing

    ACT Test Dates Registration Deadlines Late Registration (+$29.50)   
    Sept. 8, 2018 Aug. 12, 2018 Aug. 13-26, 2018  
    Oct. 27, 2018 Sept. 28, 2018 Sept. 29 - Oct 14, 2018  
    Dec. 8, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Nov. 3-19, 2018   
    Feb. 9, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 Jan. 12-18, 2019  
    April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019  
    June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019  
    July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019  
     

    SAT Tests  

    The SAT college entrance exam consists of two sections: Evidence Based Reading and Math. The essay secton is optional. A perfect score for each is an 800. When we hear people talk of their SAT scores, they combine these for the score. A 500 Verbal and a 500 Math, would give you an 1000 SAT score. Winter or early spring is the ideal time to take your first SAT in your Junior year. You must register online at www.collegeboard.org. Be sure you follow deadlines!  Cost: $60.00 (includes Writing)  $46.00 without Writing. 

    SAT Subject Tests 

    SAT Subject scores are recommended or required by some more selective schools. These are specific subject area tests. 

    SAT Subject Test Costs
    $26 Basic Subject Test Fee (per registration)
    + $26 Language with Listening Tests (per test) - only available in November.
    + $21 All Other Subject Tests (per test)

    SAT & SAT Subject Test Dates Registration Deadlines Late Registration (+$29) (by phone)  
    Aug. 25, 2018   July 27, 2018 Aug. 15, 2018  
    Oct. 6, 2018 Sept. 7, 2018 Sept. 26, 2018  
    Nov. 3, 2018 Oct. 5, 2018 Oct. 24, 2018  
    Dec. 1, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Nov. 20, 2018  
    March 9 , 2019 
    (no subject tests)
    Feb. 8, 2019 Feb. 27, 2019  
    May 4, 2019 Apr. 5, 2019 Apr. 24, 2019  
    June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 22, 2019  

    Cost Example:
    Heather registered to take the Math Level 2, Physics and Spanish with Listening tests in November.
    She paid:
    $26 Basic Subject Fee
    $21 Additonal charge per non-language with listening test (Math Level 2)
    $21 Additional charge per non-language with listening test (Physics)
    $26 Additional charge per language with listening test (Spanish with Listening)
    Total: $94

    *Fee waivers for all tests are available in Counseling Center for students on free/reduced lunch. 

    Score Reports
    Students will need to order official test scores directly from ACT or College Board. ACT and College Board will then send students' scores directly to the colleges that they request. Test scores are not reported on the transcript. Students may opt to send up to four score reports to colleges for free on any given test date at the time of registration. Additional score reports can be requested online through the ACT and College Board websites. Rush orders are available through ACT and College Board for an additional fee.

    Cost: ACT- $12.00 per score report, SAT-$12.00 per score report.

    * As a general rule, we suggest students take both the ACT and the SAT one time. Then students will choose to retake the test they feel most comfortable with. The first testing should DEFINITELY be completed by the end of Junior Year.