ACT/SAT/PSAT Standardized Test Info


All Mountain Lakes High School Grade 10 and 11 students will have the chance to take the PSAT. The test this year is offered on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Mountain Lakes High School. Cost per exam is $28.00. Juniors can take the PSAT to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). Results also help juniors prep for the SAT and/or ACT during the spring of junior year. Scores are distributed and discussed in small groups settings in December each year.

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General PSAT Information


Students typically take the SAT in spring of junior year. Those needing to improve schools can re-take SAT in the fall of senior year. Some colleges require that students take two or three SAT Subject tests. Be sure to check the requirements of the schools you plan to apply to.

2018-2019 SAT Test Dates

SAT Prep Courses

Catalyst Test Prep for SAT & ACT

SAT Score Choice - How Score Choice™ Works
Select which scores you want to send to your score recipients
Score Choice gives you the option to choose which scores (by test date for the SAT and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests™) you send to colleges _ in accordance with an institution's stated score-use practice. If you decide not to use Score Choice, all of your scores will be sent to your recipients. You should still feel comfortable sending all scores, since most colleges consider a student's best score.

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Many colleges accept the ACT as an alternative to the SAT. The multiple-choice ACT test covers English, mathematics, reading and science. The Writing test is optional and measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.

2018-2019 ACT Test Dates

Colleges that superscore ACT


SAT vs ACT  - provides students with information on the differences between the two tests.

SAT and ACT Concordance Chart - this table assists students in comparing their SAT and ACT scores to see which is the higher score.


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