SAT/ACT/PSAT Information

Please click here for a the 2019-2020 SAT and ACT Dates.

SAT

All Juniors take the mandatory "school day SAT" in late March/early April of Junior year. It does not include an essay writing component. Counselors strongly encourage ALL students to take an additional SAT with essay writing at a Saturday administration. SAT Subject Tests are also encouraged for students who are strong in a particular subject. Each test is one hour. Register at sat.org.

ACT

The ACT is another widely accepted/required standardized test, and is strongly recommended by counselors. Register at act.org.

How can I compare SAT and ACT scores?

Click here for a chart that helps you compare SAT and ACT scores.

Should I take the SAT or the ACT?

Students should pay careful attention to what tests are required by colleges of interest. It varies widely. The biggest difference between the tests are that the ACT has a Science Test (tests your scientific skills more than your knowledge), and there is one SAT Math Section for which you cannot use a calculator.

PSATs

Please click here for the 2019-2020 SAT and ACT Dates.

PSAT Information

  • All Sophomores will take the PSAT in school on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. There is no fee for Sophomores.
  • Juniors are strongly encouraged to take the PSAT! The cost for Juniors to take PSATs is $20. Click on the link to register and pay for the PSAT: https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/070110

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  • College Board's "My College Quickstart" will allow students to understand their PSAT report, prepare for the SAT, and search for colleges and careers of interest. Students should use the online access code on their PSAT score report to access this tool and create a username and password. The resource is free and extremely useful.
  • Create a Khan Academy account through CollegeBoard to link your scores for FREE, personalized test preparation.https://www.khanacademy.org/
  • Take a few moments and try the SAT Question of the Day to improve your skills in math and reading. The more you practice, the more prepared you will be when taking the SAT.