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Testing

In addition to a student's high school transcript/GPA, another important part of a student's application is his or her test scores, either SAT and/or ACT. Students should take two or three tests (either SAT and/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 both of these tests. Sophomores & Juniors take the PSAT and then meet with their Counselors to discuss methods to prepare for the SAT/ACT 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. Naviance is a tremendous resource for FTCHS students, specifically for information related to college standardized testing 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 should make individualized testing plans with their Counselors.

PSAT
All 10th and 11th grade students will complete a PSAT exam during the school year. 
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/ACT.  Please continue to study and prepare for your SAT/ACT until test day!


SAT
To register for the 2018/2019 SAT, visit https://www.collegeboard.org/.

2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 25, 2018

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 27, 2018

August 7, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

August 15, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 15, 2018
October 6, 2018

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 7, 2018

September 18, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

September 26, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 26, 2018
November 3, 2018

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 5, 2018

October 16, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 2, 2018

November 13, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

November 20, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019

Register
SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 8, 2019

February 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

February 27, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 5, 2019

April 16, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

April 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 3, 2019

May 14, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 22, 2019

 

ACT
To register for a 2017/18 ACT, visit https://www.act.org/

2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018** August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019


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If you are interested in free SAT online prep, please visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/

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