Millions of students take the SAT each year as a step on their path to college. Taking it helps you stand out to gain admission to the college of your dreams. If you do well on the SAT, colleges will notice your best work. Plus, you can start preparing for the SAT long before test day with free practice on Khan Academy.
SAT registration has a cost associated and, if you miss the deadline, you will pay a late registration fee. It is best to sign up for the SATs online at the collegeboard.org. The school code for Hempfield is 392-140. More test dates are available at alternate locations.
Please read the test day check list to ensure that you have everything in place to gain admission to the SAT.
The PSAT is a required exam for all 11th grade students during the regular school day. If your student is absent on the day of the test, it is the student’s responsible to find a Saturday test day location and register there.
The PSAT/NMSQT is a test that can qualify you for scholarships and other honors. It can also help you begin to plan for college, by helping identify the academic skills that need improvement and what skills you exceed at.
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
It measures the skills you’ve developed in reading, math and writing.
Typically, students take the test as juniors and sophomores, although some take it earlier.
The test is cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
The ACT is another entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc.
The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school.
ACT registration has a cost associated. It is best to sign up for the ACTs online at act.org.