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Recommended Testing Timeline

Recommended College Admission Testing Timeline


 
  • 10th Grade
Fall – PSAT (one national test date in October)

       Spring - ACT Practice test (in College Readiness)

  • 11th Grade
Fall – PSAT (one national test date in October)
Spring – Both ACT & SAT (multiple national test dates; students must register for each test)
          (*Note:  One SAT or ACT will be give to all Juniors free of charge on a school day in the spring)
 
 
  • 12th Grade
Fall – ACT and/or SAT (repeat as needed)

 

 

What are these tests?

ACT - (registration information at: https://my.act.org/account/signin?location=https)

College admissions exam, offered 7 times yearly, September through July, at ACT testing centers

Content includes English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing (Writing may be “optional" on test day, but is required by many colleges)

SAT - (registration information at: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register)

College admissions exam, offered 7 times yearly, August through June, at SAT testing centers

Content includes Reading, Language, Math, and Writing (Writing may be “optional" on test day, but is required by many colleges)

 

ACT Practice test

Practice test for the ACT is administered in the College Readiness class.

 

PSAT

Practice test for SAT

Offered once each fall, on a single date determined by College Board.

The score earned in the fall of the Junior year is used to determine qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program.