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PSAT/SAT/ACT Testing Information

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

PSAT Tests

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.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

(Registration will begin September 1st-September 15, 2023)

In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/053343 to register. The cost per test is $30. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration.

Please contact Marissa Alvarado, mperez@lgsuhsd.org, if you have questions or require financial assistance.

SAT Tests

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 SAT)

The SAT school day will be on March 23rd, 2024, Please note as we are hosting this exam, there is nothing further needed to do on your end for the College Board. More details will be sent out in February and early March. 

In order to register, 

  1. Click here.  
  2. Login to your ASB account / Create a new account.
  3. Click on the view details next to the School Day SAT shown below
  4. Fill out the details and make the payment. The cost per test is $72.50 + processing fees. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration.

Please contact Marissa Alvarado, mperez@lgsuhsd.org, if you have questions or require financial assistance.
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. 

SAT: www.collegeboard.org or ACT: www.actstudent.org


For more details go to: sat.collegeboard.org/scores/send-sat-scores

* For more details on the SAT and score reporting, go to: sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-score-choice