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College Admission Tests (PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc)

 

Questions regarding Testing

 

Test-Required: As a part of the evaluation process the exam is a requirement.

Test-Optional: Colleges allow applicants to decide whether to submit SAT or ACT® scores as part of their application. It doesn’t mean that schools aren’t interested in seeing all applicants’ performance and potential—but if a student doesn’t submit their scores, it won’t be considered in the application review

Test-Blind: Colleges will not consider the SAT or ACT® as a part of their admission evaluation process.

 

Check the college's admission page to see their policies

 

 

 

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. When 11th grade students take the PSAT/NMSQT and meet other entry requirements, they enter the NMSQT to compete for prestigious recognition and over 8000 college scholarships to be offered in 2021.

 

FVHS will NOT host the PSAT in October 2020. The PSAT in January conflicts with FVHS Finals.

 

Students Who Are Unable to Take the PSAT/NMSQT

A student who does not take the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2020 or January 2021 because of illness, an emergency, or other extenuating circumstance (including school closures), but meets all other requirements for NMSC program participation, may still be able to enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by submitting scores from an administration of the SAT.  The student or a school official must visit www.nationalmerit.org/resources after the missed PSAT/NMSQT administration to download information about procedures for Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.  To be considered, a student must complete certain requirements before April 1, 2021.

 

IMPORTANT: Alternate Entry is only for students who do not take the October 2020 PSAT/NMSQT or January 2021 PSAT/NMSQT.  Students who are uncertain about whether they will take the January PSAT/NMSQT are welcome to download and complete Alternate Entry requirements beginning in late October; however, NMSC will not consider a student’s SAT scores for entry to the program if it receives an official PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score from College Board.

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL STANDARDIZED EXAMS

 

For information regarding the ACT please visit (www.actstudent.org); For practice tests please check out this website (https://academy.act.org/)

 

 

 

Please check the universities site on admission test requirements for college admission

 

 

 

 

The Collegeboard announced significant changes to the SAT Program, including the elimination of the SAT Essay and SAT Subject Tests. The official statement can be found here.

 

For information regarding the SAT/SAT Subject Tests please visit (www.collegeboard.com)

Sign up for free test prep resources including full-length practice tests, daily practice app, and video lessons: (https://www.khanacademy.org/sat)

 

Please check the universities site on admission test requirements for college admission

 
 

SAT SUBJECT EXAMS

Collegeboard has eliminated these exams.

 

AP EXAMS

This program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year. Get AP review help here.

 

HOW TO SEND MY TEST SCORES TO COLLEGES

Sending Scores to CSU/Cal States: If you are applying to a CSU school and you send an official test score to any one school, your scores will automatically be sent to all CSU schools to which you submit an application. You do not need to send a copy of your scores to every CSU school.
 
Sending Scores to UCs: If you are applying to a UC school and you send an official test score to any one school, your scores will automatically be sent to all UC schools to which you submit an application. You do not need to send a copy of your scores to every UC school.
 
Sending Scores to Private Colleges: Send the score directly to each college. 
 
Students are given four free SAT score reports each time they take the test IF they request that their scores be sent within nine days of taking the SAT. Additional reports can be requested for an additional fee. 
 
Students are given four free ACT score reports each time they take the test IF they request that their scores be sent within four days of taking the ACT. Additional reports can be requested for an additional fee.
 
Students are not required to send AP scores when they apply to college. Instead, when students take their AP exams in May of their senior year, they will write on their AP answer sheet which ONE college the student has decided to attend.
 
 
 
 

If you need an SAT or ACT fee waiver, please email Ms. Yu (iyu@hbuhsd.edu) with your student ID number