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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 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 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. 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.

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.  Please continue to study and prepare for your SAT!

To register for the 2017/18 SAT, visit
Upcoming dates: Nov 4, Dec 2, March 10, May 5, June 2.

Recommended for Seniors: November or December SAT - These are the last chances for the class of 2018 to complete a SAT test!

Recommended for Juniors: March SAT, then either May or June.

2017-18 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 26, 2017 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 28, 2017

August 8, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

August 15, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 15, 2017
October 7, 2017

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 8, 2017

September 19, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

September 27, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 27, 2017
November 4, 2017

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 5, 2017

October 17, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

October 25, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 25, 2017
December 2, 2017

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 2, 2017

November 14, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

November 21, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 21, 2017
March 10, 2018

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 9, 2018

February 20, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

February 28, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

February 28, 2018
May 5, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 6, 2018

April 17, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

April 25, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 25, 2018
June 2, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 3, 2018

May 15, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

May 23, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 23, 2018


To register for a 2017/18 ACT, visit
Upcoming dates: Oct 28, Dec 9, Feb 10, Apr 14, June 9, July 14

Recommended for Seniors: October ACT

Recommended for Juniors: February, April and/or June

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018

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

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