College Entrance/Placement Exams


College Entrance Exams


The SAT and ACT are college entrance tests for students planning to enter 4-year colleges and universities.  Most colleges will accept either but it is recommended that students verify with college admissions requirements. These tests should be taken the spring of the junior year and fall of the senior year.  Registration materials, test dates, locations, test strategies and practice tests are available in the Counseling Center and online.

psat-logoThe PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is offered once a year in the fall.  All sophomores take it for practice for the SAT.   Juniors should take it for possible scholarships in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Freshmen are encouraged to take the 9th-grade PSAT offered between October and January.

 

sat-logoThe SAT is an aptitude test and is composed of ten sections: three Critical Reading, three Math, three Writing, and one Experimental. The test is scored as 200-800 for each subject with 2400 being the highest possible score. The test is 3 hours and 34 minutes long.  

Registration is $54.50 (late registration additional $28). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Register at CollegeBoard

 

act-logoThe ACT is curriculum based and is composed of four sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science. The essay component is optional. The test is scored as 1-36 with 36 being the highest possible score. The test is approximately 3 hours long (add a half-hour if taking  the optional essay component).
Registration is $39.50 – no writing (late registration additional $25). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.
Register at The ACT
 
The PreACT is a new test to help students practice for the act and empowers them with valuable data and insights.

 

ACT & SAT Preparation Resources