SAT/ACT Info

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Students who are thinking about attending a 4-year college or university directly after high school should take the PSAT/NMSQT, the SAT and the ACT.

WHAT is the PSAT? The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT and is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) for 11th grade students.

WHEN is the PSAT given? Next PSAT at Capital High School: Saturday, October 15, 2016

WHO takes the PSAT? 11TH GRADE COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS and 10TH GRADE STUDENTS IF THERE IS AVAILABLE SPACES.

REGISTRATION:  Sign up in the Counseling Center beginning in mid-September.              

QUESTIONS?: Contact Nicole Sande at 596-8028 or at nsande@osd.wednet.edu                           

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Taking the SAT and the ACT

Registration for the SAT and the ACT is done through an on-line registration system.

Capital’s CEEB Code, which is 480829.  It is important to use this code when registering for college tests so your scores will be sent to Capital.

ACT Test Dates

SAT Test Dates

Because students are likely to perform better on one of the two major college entrance tests, one strategy is to take both the SAT and the ACT in the spring of the junior year, and then take one of the tests again in the fall of the senior year. Look at the test schedule well ahead of time to avoid paying late fees. Students who meet eligibility guidelines may qualify for a fee waiver. (ACT fee waiver, SAT fee waiver.)  Visit the College and Career Center or see your counselor to request a fee waiver.

Some selective colleges require students to take SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT. Read college information carefully and call the college if you have questions about test requirements.

For students who have taken the PSAT College Board provides college test taking resources in My College Quickstart.  Anyone with an e-mail account can sign up for the SAT Question of the Day.

 

Check out these websites for test-prep information. We also have test-prep books for you to borrow from the Career Center.  

4Tests - Free www.4test.com

Brightstorm's Online Learning www.brightstorm.com/test-prep

Chegg Test Prep www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat      www.chegg.com/test-prep/act

I Need A Pencil - Free  www.ineedapencil.ck12.org

March 2 Success - Free  www.march2success.com

MajorTests.com - Free  www.majortest.com/sat

Number 2.com - Free  www.number2.com

PrepFactory  www.PrepFactory.com 

Spark Notes - Free  www.sparknotes.com/testprep

SAT  www.sat.collegeboard.org/practice

ACT  www.actstudent.org/testprep

 

Local companies are also available for tutoring for a fee.