PSAT, SAT & ACT Information
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is offered throughout the year. All juniors and seniors who are college/community college/university bound, plan to attend a technical institute or trade school, or are undecided about post-graduation plans should take the SAT. SAT registration can be completed online on the CollegeBoards website.
The ACT is a national college admission exam similar to the SAT. It is a curriculum-based test that takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete. Many students take the ACT as an alternate to the SAT. ACT registration materials can be found in the SHS School Counseling Department or online on the ACT website.
Accomodations for Students with disabilities
Students who receive accommodations on both school-level and state-sponsored testing programs may be eligible for accommodations on college admissions or Advanced Placement tests. Any student who has a documented disability and accommodations stipulated in an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan needs to register that information with the appropriate testing company prior to registering to take a PSAT, SAT, ACT or AP test. Registration materials are available in the counseling office at each high school in Spotsylvania County. For more information about services for students with disabilities contact for the PSAT, SAT and AP programs, or for the ACT program.