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College Admission Testing Info

(Mon Sep, 1 2014)

Use this page to look up information on test dates, registration deadlines, guidelines for requesting accommodations, etc. 

All test registrations will require the school's CEEB Code 310785 .

Mon Oct 28, 2019)The SAT measures aptitude in the areas of critical reading, writing and math. Admissions offices use the test as a predictor of college and academic success. The SAT is a strategy-based test, where students receive more points are deducted for a wrong answer than for an omitted or blank answer. It is recommended that all juniors take the test for the first time in the winter or spring of junior year. Most students will take the test again in the fall of senior year. Fee waivers are available for students on free or reduced lunch.

SAT Test Dates 2019-20

Register and find more information at www.collegeboard.org

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Score Release Date Essay Score Release Date
Aug 24 2019 July 24Aug 11Sept 16Sept 18
Oct 5 2019Sept 5Sept 23Oct 18-24Oct 29
Nov 2 2019*Oct 2Oct 20Nov 5-21Nov 26
Dec 7 2019Nov 7Nov 25Dec 20-26Dec 31
Mar 14 2019*Feb 13Feb 24Mar 27-31Apr 5
May 2 2020*Apr 2Apr 20May 15-21May 26
June 6 2020May 6May 23Jul 15Jul 15

*MHS is a test center on these dates.

Photo required: You must submit a photo with your registration for the SAT. The photo you provide will become part of your Admission Ticket.

Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.

SAT and SAT Subject Test Fees

Please College Board site noted above for up-to-date fee information

Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.

  • ACT Testing

Mon Oct 28, 2019)The ACT (American College Test) is an achievement-based test designed to measure a student's current knowledge base. The ACT measures learning in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and (optional) Writing. Each area is scored on a scale from 1-36. A composite score is given for the entire exam based on this scale. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

ACT Test Dates 2018-19

Register at www.act.org

    Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline
    Sept 14 2019 Aug 16Aug 17-20
    Oct 26 2019Sept 27Sept 28 - Oct 8
    Dec 14 2019Nov 8Nov 9-22
    Feb 8 2020Jan 10Jan 11-17
    Apr 4 2020Feb 28Feb 29 - Mar 13
    June 13 2020May 8May 9-22
    July 18 2020June 19June 20-26

    *MHS is a test center on these dates.

    Test Fees

    Please visit www.act.org for up-to-date fee information

    Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test date or test center.

  • PSAT Testing

PSAT Testing

(Mon Sep, 1 2014)The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test measures skills in three basic academic areas important for success in college: critical reading, mathematics problem-solving and writing. The test is a shorter duration than the SAT and is the best way to gain exposure to the SAT. Metuchen High School strongly encourages all sophomores and juniors to take the test. All fees are paid by Metuchen Board of Education and there is no cost to the student.

WHAT IS THE PSAT/NMSQT?

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 by 7:30 a.m. on the designated Saturday in October 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, juniors will be seated in the gymnasium and/or cafeteria.
  • The PSAT process will simulate an SAT Testing session.

WHEN WILL SCORES BE AVAILABLE?

  • In December, 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 in the spring with an accommodation appropriate to your disability. Student Eligibility Forms are available in the Guidance Office.
  • Reminder: Students must submit a Parent Consent Form to begin the process of applying for accommodations. Requests must be submitted by a designated deadline. More information is available on Naviance Family Connection.

QUESTIONS

Please contact the Guidance & School Counseling Office at (732) 321-8750.