CEEB Code: 481210
In October, counselors will visit classrooms to give a presentation on college testing. Most colleges do not have a preference as to which of the college tests to take. Counselors will be visiting classrooms to discuss these two tests and their differences in February. Most students take the SAT or ACT for the first time in the spring of their junior year and then again in the Fall of their senior year if they choose to or would like to increase their scores. If you need more information, do not hesitate to call the counselor or to explore these two tests on the websites. Students may also find dates for the tests and register to take the tests on these websites. In addition, hard copy registration is available in the career center.
Keep in mind that it is imperative that you check each individual school to see whether there is a preference or to see if the ACT Writing portion or any of the SAT II subject tests are required.
The PSAT is a preparatory test for the SAT. Students who take this test will receive detailed feedback that may help them to better prepare for the SAT. Students generally take the PSAT in the fall of their junior year; some will elect to take it during the sophomore year as well. Students who wish to attempt to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program must take the test in their junior year and then take the SAT. The PSAT is in October, when PSAT information is available, a school-wide message will go out. For more information on the PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Program, please click here.
To prepare for the tests, be sure to sign up to receive any practice materials on the website when you register. In addition, the Parent Club routinely offers test prep help in the fall and again in the spring. Please contact the career center for information.
Students with disabilities may qualify for testing accommodations.