College Admission Testing
PSAT - Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test
The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT, is a standardized test that provides practice for the SAT. It also allows juniors to enter the Nation Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship programs. The NMSQT determines the top 1% for eligibility in participation in Merit and Achievement Scholarship programs. This test is usually offered on site at VDL in October. Check the website for current dates. Information can also be found at http://www.collegeboard.org.
ACT- American College Test
The ACT consists of 4 tests in the academic areas of English, mathematics, social studies, reading and science. There is an optional writing component that is required by some colleges.
- Go to this site to sign up for the ACT college entrance exam. It also has test prep questions and descriptions of the test.
Convert your ACT score to an SAT Score - This site allows students to convert their SAT scores to ACT scores and visa versa. It is very helpful if a student needs to determine if it is necessary to take another ACT or SAT test. The site also has information about the respective ACT and SAT tests.
SAT- Scholastic Assessment Test
The SAT test is a college admission exam made up of verbal, math and writing sections. This test measures critical thinking needed for academic success in college. This exam is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. Registration for the SAT is completed on the college board website.
Collegeboard - Go to the College Board website to sign up for the SAT college entrance test and SAT subject tests. This site also has test prep questions, and you can order score reports from previously taken tests.