NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
The National Merit Scho larship 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 2020
OFFICIAL STANDARDIZED EXAMS
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For information regarding the SAT/SAT Subject Tests please visit (www.collegeboard.com)
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SAT SUBJECT EXAMS
Each SAT Subject Test covers a subject you may study in high school or are skilled in based on personal background (for example, if you are fluent in a language other than English). Only a limited number of colleges or majors require Subject Tests. While SAT Subject Tests are not required for UC admission, some campuses recommend that students vying for slots in competitive majors take the tests to demonstrate subject proficiency.
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 a SAT or ACT fee waiver, please see Ms. Yu in the College and Career Center