October 2013, PSAT & SAT Dates

October 2013, PSAT & SAT Dates

October 2013, PSAT & SAT dates

Mark your calendars!

October 16th: PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT (Preliminary SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be offered to all sophomores and juniors at Juanita on October 17th, and registration starts on October 1st. There is a $15.00 administration fee for juniors,paid at the bookkeeper‘s office at time of registration (waived for students on free/reduced lunch). To help 10th graders gain more experience with this test all sophomores will be tested as well, but the School District will be responsible for these fees.

What is the PSAT/NMSQT?

Developed by the Educational Testing Service for the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the PSAT is a national test which measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities deemed important for academic success in college, and serves as a predictor of SAT scores. The PSAT focuses in ability to reason with facts and concepts rather than to recall and recite them. Students in the 11th grade that score in the top 1% nationally may be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Although sophomore scores do not count towards the Scholarship Program, it’s very good practice for the PSAT they’ll take in junior year.


Attention seniors! If you are planning to take the SAT or ACT one more time this year before applying for college, you need to register for the early administrations if you plan to apply to a four-year college by January. Scores take about four weeks to be mailed. Check collegeboard.com and actstudent.org for registration information and late registration deadlines

SAT test dates / Register by / ACT test dates / Register by
10/5 / 9/6 / 10/26 / 9/27
11/2 / 10/3 / 12/14 / 11/8
12/7 / 11/8 / 2/8 / 1/10
1/25 / 12/27 / 4/12 / 3/7
3/8 / 2/7 / 6/14 / 5/9
5/3 / 4/4
6/7 / 5/9

Too good to keep to ourselves!

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Speaking of colleges, practice is key to get a good score in the PSAT/SAT or ACT. And you don’t always have to spend hundreds, or thousands, of dollars in preparation courses! number2.com is a great practice website, and it’s completely free. Students create an account and gain access to a course customized to their skill level, tutorials, and more. Also, when students register for the SAT at collegeboard.com they get daily emails with the Question of the Day.