College Admission Testing

  • Use this link to find many resources to prepare for College Admissions testing: SAT Practice Resources

     

    PSAT/NMSQT   (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying)
    Test Duration - Approximately 2 1/2 hours; given on Wednesday in mid-October
    Taken by - High school juniors (available to interested sophomores)
    Given by - College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation
    Frequency - One time per year (October)
    Purpose - Practice for SAT and qualify for National Merit Scholarship

    SAT   (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
    Duration - Approximately 3 1/2 hours
    Taken by - Juniors and Seniors
    Given by - College Board
    Frequency - Seven times per year (Saturday – usually offered in October, November, December, January, March, May, June)
    Purpose - College Admissions for dates
    Website - www.collegeboard.org

    SAT II– SAT II – Subject Test
    Duration - One hour per test (maximum of three per testing date)
    Taken by - Juniors and Seniors
    Given by - College Board
    Frequency - Six times per year (Saturday – usually offered in October, November, December, January, May, June)
    Purpose - College Admissions
    Website - www.collegeboard.org

    ACT   (The American College Testing Program)
    Duration - Three hours
    Taken by - Juniors and Seniors
    Given by - ACT
    Frequency - Six times per year (Saturdays – usually offered in September, October, December, February, April, June)
    Purpose - College Admissions
    Website - www.act.org

    Advanced Placement Tests – Subject area tests
    Duration - Two to three hours
    Taken by - Students enrolled in AP courses
    Given by - College Board
    Frequency - One time per year, in May
    Purpose - May fulfill college credit requirement
    Website -  apstudent.collegeboard.org