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Testing

In addition to a student's high school transcript/GPA, the most important part of a student's application is his or her test scores, either SAT and/or ACT. Students should take two of one test(either SAT or ACT)before the end of their Junior year. Please see below under resources for a website with side-by-side description of the two tests.

At Franklin Towne, students prepare in the classroom for the SAT. Sophomores & Juniors take the PSAT and then meet with their Counselors to dicuss methods to prepare for the SAT the next year by using their PSAT results on the College Board website (see link below).

Additional Notes:
  • Students should look for required SAT and/or ACT scores for the schools in which they are interested.  This will help students to set goals for the necessary test scores.
  • Free online test prep services are available.  Please see the 5 links provided under 'Resources' below.  It is important for students to invest time in preparing for their college admissions tests (SAT/ACT).
    • Large group test prep is provided in school for all sophomores and juniors.  However, it is very important that students practice and prepare on their own time as well.

Test dates are available online on the official SAT & ACT sites.  FTCHS is a test site for the SAT & the ACT. 

More details will be posted here soon.  Check back regularly.  If you think you may be eligible for a fee waiver for these tests, see your Counselor. Below are general recommendations.  Students will make individualized testing plans with their Counselors.

PSAT
All students are registered for the PSAT.  This year, 10th and 11th grade students take the PSAT on October 12th.
For 10th graders, this is the first chance at taking a practice college entrance exam.  Retests are available, as well as incentives for scoring above the national average.
For 11th graders, this is your final official practice college entrance exam, before you take the SAT.  Please continue to study and prepare for your SAT!

SAT
To register for the 2016/17 SAT, visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/register.
Upcoming dates: Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 21, Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3.

Recommended for Seniors: October or November SAT* (any student needing multiple tests or considering other dates should see his/her Counselor)

Recommended for Juniors: March SAT, then May or June SAT* (any student needing multiple tests or considering other dates should see his/her Counselor)

ACT
To register for a 2016/17 ACT, visit http://www.actstudent.org/regist/.
Upcoming dates: Sep 10, Oct 22, Dec 10, Feb 11, Apr 8 & Jun 10.

Recommended for Seniors: October ACT

Recommended for Juniors: February, April and/or June

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If you are interested in the Y2 Academy SAT/ACT Camp, please email y2academy@gmail.com or call 610-352-9253. Information is also available in the Guidance Office.
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If you are interested in free SAT online prep, please visit khanacademy.com

1) College Board Website
SAT registration and prep, college research, researching careers and majors.
 
2) ACT, Inc.
Register for the ACT, test prep, research colleges and majors.
  
 
I Need A Pencil test prep
Free online test prep service.
 
Khan Academy
Khan Academy provides test prep for the SAT (critical reading, math and writing sections).
 
Major Testing
Majortests helps you prepare for the SAT by giving you free practice tests. You don't need to register or create usernames and passwords. Our questions are developed by test prep professionals.
 
Number 2 Test Prep
Free online test prep.
 
Pro Profs Test prep
Free online test prep.
 
Sparknotes Test Prep
SAT and ACT test prep
 
zSAT Test Info & Test Taking Strategies