The ACT and the SAT are standardized tests that many colleges use to help them make decisions on admission. Other measurements include high school grades, class rank, and extracurricular activities. In addition to using the scores for admission, colleges may use the scores for scholarship awards, course placement, and athletic eligibility.

    It is recommended that you begin taking your college admission test in the spring of your junior year. This will give you at least two additional testing dates in case you would like to retest before your college application is processed.

    The websites below are the official websites for the ACT and the SAT. Both sites allow you to register online and give you information on their tests, test questions, and test preparation.

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    The PSAT is the practice test for the SAT. It is given to high school students on a specific date each year. Not only is this exam great practice for the SAT, but it is important for juniors to know that National Merit Scholarship winners are determined from this test.

    Test Prep 

    Click on the sites below to prepare for your test. Many of the sites offer free online practice tests for both the ACT and the SAT. Sites also include vocabulary builder sections and information on college searches and applications.