The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Competition) is scheduled for Loyalsock Township High School in the month of October. This year, the PSAT is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, October 16, 2019. All sophomores and juniors who are considering college are encouraged to take this test. This test is especially important for juniors, as it is the only way to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Test results will be returned to students in December. These results provide an excellent way to prepare for the SAT in the winter/spring. Remember that the PSAT does not qualify as a College Entrance Exam and is not included on the high school transcript.
Interested students need to register in the high school Guidance Office. The cost of the test is $17.00 and checks should be made payable to Loyalsock Township High School. When registering for the PSAT, students will be given an excellent study guide and preparation materials. Students who take advantage of the free preparation materials tend to do better on the test.
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. Through the CollegeBoard’s website, students can check test dates, sign up for tests, receive practice information on taking the SAT and review past test scores.
The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test. Through the ActStudent’s website, students can check test dates, sign up for tests, receive practice information on taking the SAT and review past test scores.