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COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTING 

This page provides LINKS enabling students to  look up information on test dates, registration deadlines, guidelines for requesting accommodations, etc.

TEST REGISTRATIONS WILL REQUIRE THE SCHOOL'S CEEB CODE 310785

8 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HOW COLLEGES USE ADMISSION TESTS

THE REAL ROLE OF TESTS IN YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION

SAT Testing

Register and find more information at www.collegeboard.org

 Test Date Sub Tests? Reg Deadline Late Reg Deadline Changes Deadline
08/29/20 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date 7/31/20 8/11/20 if mailed 8/11/20 if online or by phone Aug 18, 2020
09/26/20 SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date 8/26/20 09/15/20 if online or by phone Sept 15, 2020
10/3/20 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date 9/4/20 9/15/20 if mailed 9/22/20 of online or by phone Sept 22, 2020
11/7/20 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date 10/7/20 10/20/20 if mailed 10/27/20 of online or by phone Oct 27, 2020
12/5/20 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date 11/5/20 11/17/20 if mailed 11/24/20 of online or by phone Nov 24, 2020
3/13/21

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SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date 2/12/21 2/23/21 if mailed 3/2/21 of online or by phone Mar 2, 2021
5/8/21

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See SAT Subject Tests available on this date 4/8/21 4/20/21 if mailed 4/27/21 of online or by phone Apr 27, 2021
6/5/21

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See SAT Subject Tests available on this date 5/6/21 5/18/21 if mailed 5/26/21 of online or by phone May 26, 2021

ACT Testing

Register and learn more at www.act.org

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
September 19, 2020
August 31 No late fees
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
October 5 No late fees
December 12, 2020 November 20 No late fees
February 6, 2021 January 15 No late fees
April 17, 2021 March 12 March 13 - March 26
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 8 - May 21
July 17, 2021* June 18 June 19 - June 25

    PSAT

    The PSAT is a two-hour and ten-minute test (plus approximately 35 minutes for administrative duties) that measures verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills. Your score report will include your verbal, math, and writing scores and a qualifying score called the Selection Index, which is used by The National Merit Corporation to determine eligibility for scholarships.

WHY TAKE THE EXAM?

  • The PSAT gives you an opportunity to practice for the SATs which college bound juniors will take in the spring. The PSAT has the same type of verbal and math questions as the SAT, and the scores are presented in a similar manner.
  • The PSAT is the first step in determining eligibility for scholarship programs. These scholarships include The National Merit Scholarship and The National Achievement Scholarship for Outstanding Negro Students.
  • The PSAT makes a student eligible for the Student Search Service, in which colleges will send you information about their programs.
  • The PSAT is the first step in preparing to apply to college.

HOW DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR THE EXAM?

  • There will be a meeting for all Sophomores and Juniors. Each will be given a copy of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin that contains all information regarding the test, including a sample PSAT.
  • Students should familiarize themselves with the test format. No student should go in "cold."
  • Registration will take place at the class meeting. Every student will be asked to declare whether or not they will be taking the PSAT.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN THE DAY OF THE TEST?

  • Students will report to MHS at the  designated day and time and should bring with them two #2 pencils with erasers. Students may use graphing, scientific or 4-function calculators.
  • After checking in with the registrar, students will be seated in the gymnasium and/or cafeteria.
  • The PSAT process will simulate an SAT Testing session.

WHEN WILL SCORES BE AVAILABLE?

  • After about 2 months, the results are returned to the high school. The counselors will meet with all students to distribute the score report, test booklet and answer sheet.
  • Counselors will also explain how to interpret the scores and direct students on where to seek additional support for test preparation.

TESTING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

  • If you have a documented disability, you may be permitted to take the SAT  with an accommodation appropriate to your disability. 
  • Reminder: Students must submit a Parent Consent Form to begin the process of applying for accommodations. Requests must be submitted by a designated deadline. Contact your School Counselor if you have any questions.

Fee Waivers

Students who receive Free and Reduced Lunch may qualify for a SAT/ACT test waiver.  See your counselor for more information.