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SAT

Students must fill out a paper registration form before taking their first SAT. Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office. Students taking the SAT for the first time will also need to get a clergy letter from Mr. Soper explaining the reason for Sunday testing. This letter will be sent with the student’s SAT registration form. When taking the SAT again, students may register online at sat.collegeboard.org.

The following codes are necessary for filling out the SAT application:

CEEB School Code: 210922.
Sunday Test Code: 01000 (1st choice in the Sunday Test Code section)

The cost of the SAT with writing is $57.00 and the SAT without writing is $45.00.

Sunday SAT Test Dates Registration Deadlines
  Regular Late
October 2 September 1 September 20
November 6 October 7 October 25
December 4 November 36 November 22
January 21 December 21 January 10
March 12 February 10 February 28
May7 April 7 April 25
June 4 May 9 May 24

ACT

The ACT Assessment measures skills in English, mathematics, reading and science. It is a curriculum based test. These are the areas that are tested because they are the major areas of instruction in most high school and college programs.

The ACT and the SAT are given equal consideration by all colleges and universities during the administration process.

Students may register online for the ACT at www.actstudent.org. Students do not need a clergy letter for the ACT. They will sign up to take the ACT at a non-Saturday test center. Choose a non – Saturday test center (on the dates for the SAA test center) and it will automatically register you as a non – Saturday test taker.

I recommend that the students take both the SAT and ACT. Students can then use the test that they scored the highest on.

ACT Test Dates Registration Deadlines
  Regular Late Fee
October 23 September 16 September 17-30
December 11 November 4 November 5-18
February 12 January 13 January 14-20
April 9 March 3 March 4-17
June 11 May 5 May 6-19

The ACT will be administered at SAA on September 11, December 11, and April 9. The ACT fee is $42.50 without the writing and $58.50 with writing.

PSAT

The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) will be offered on October 19 at SAA. All sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT. Juniors take the test to meet the entry requirements for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs. If they meet the entry level requirements, they may enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions. Sophomores take the test to practice for the PSAT the next year and for upcoming college admission tests. The PSAT provides the students with examples of the kinds of reading, math, and writing skills they will need for college. The PSAT scores will not be reported to any colleges. Students will be given an Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT with full-length practice test.

SAT and ACT Prep Classes

It is recommended that the juniors take their first SAT or ACT in the winter/spring after they have received their PSAT results in December.

An official SAT online prep course is available. The course information can be found at: www.collegeboard.com/satonlinecourseschool.

Students may also take a free online SAT practice test at www.collegeboard.com.

An online ACT prep class is offered at: www.actstudent.org/testprep. The cost is $24.95 for one year.

The Montgomery College Workforce Development Office offers ACT and SAT Prep courses which are conducted in various Montgomery County Public High Schools
during the school year. The course information is available at: www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/ce/satprep.html.

The following is a list of private SAT/ACT Preparation Classes:

  • Gap buster SAT Prep – 301-779-4252
  • Huntington Learning Center – 302-622-9221
  • Kaplan – 800-KAP-TEST
  • Princeton Review – 800-2REVIEW
  • Kaplan Online Prep – www.kaptest.com