PSAT/SAT/ACT Testing Information

**Updated 15th Sep 2021**

053343 is the SHS high school code for PSAT,  SAT and ACT


PSAT (Registration CLOSED)
         

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college.  The PSAT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Saratoga High School recommends that students take the PSAT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar Scholarships (11th graders) and to help prepare for the SAT.

Saratoga High School offers families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

Important dates for the registration process:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. – Registration Opens 

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. – Registration Ends 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. – PSAT at SHS

In order to register, click here. The cost per test is $30. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration.

Please contact Gita Ramanathan, gramanathan@lgsuhsd.org, if you have questions or require financial assistance.

School Day SAT:

We are offering a school day SAT for our Seniors. This is to support our seniors who are having difficulty in finding availability for weekend SAT at a national testing site.

Important
 dates for the registration process:

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021  – Registration Opens 

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. – Registration Ends 

Friday, September 17th, 2021 – Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. – SAT at SHS (seniors only)

In order to register, click here.The cost per test is $75. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration.

Please contact Gita Ramanathan, gramanathan@lgsuhsd.org, if you have questions or require financial assistance

Description:


SAT Information:


Who: Juniors are recommended to take the SAT (or ACT) for part of their college admissions. Juniors are recommend to take the SAT for the first time in the spring and a second time during the fall of the senior year. Seniors should take the test no later than December of the senior year. (Check with each campus, as acceptable test dates may vary).

What: The SAT is one tool designed to assess student academic readiness for college. The test has three parts: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing.

When & Where: The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year at various local high school campuses. Registration is online and students can specify a designate campus to take the test.
(source: College Board site)


ACT Information:
Who: Juniors are recommended to take the ACT (or SAT) for part of their college admissions. Juniors are recommend to take the ACT for the first time in the spring and a second time during the fall of the senior year. Seniors should take the test no later than December of the senior year. (Check with each campus, as acceptable test dates may vary).

What: The ACT is one tool designed to assess student academic readiness for college. The test has four parts: English, Math, Science Reasoning, and Writing (optional but strongly recommended for UC, private, and out of state schools).

When & Where: The ACT tests are offered several times a year at various local high school campuses. Registration is online and students can specify a designate campus to take the test.
(source: ACT site)

Ways to Register for the SAT or the ACT:

Online Registration:
The ACT web address is: http://www.actstudent.org/
The SAT web address is: http://www.collegeboard.org/

Test Prep Resources
:
Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to provide test prep materials.  You can find that information here.  Other test prep and tutoring support can be found on the county library website here.
Sending SAT/ACT Scores to Colleges
* You must submit your official SAT or ACT scores from your College Board or ACT account. 
* For more details on the SAT and score reporting, go to: sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-score-choice