•  PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
    Students in 10th and 11th grade can take the new PSAT/NMSQT (sometimes younger) for the first time every October.
     The  PSAT/NMSQT  is tightly aligned to the SAT, and serves as an excellent way for you to preview and practice for the SAT. You'll have access to a robust online score report designed to help you understand your scores better. It will also provide a detailed breakdown of your performance and give you a better idea of what you need to work on the most.  Your online score report will connect you to a personality profiler that suggests majors and careers for further exploration. And if you opt in to Student Search Service® when you take the test, you will receive free information from colleges and scholarship programs in the future.  The PSAT must be taken during the Junior year to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Test.

    If a Student Misses the PSAT/NMSQT® Administration

    A student who does not take the PSAT/NMSQT because of illness, an emergency, or other extenuating circumstance, but meets all other requirements for NMSC program participation, may still be able to enter the competition. The student or a school official must write to NMSC as soon as possible after the PSAT/NMSQT administration to request information about procedures for alternate entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program. The earlier NMSC receives the written request, the greater the student's opportunities for meeting alternate entry requirements. To be considered, a request must be postmarked no later than March 1 following the PSAT/NMSQT administration that was missed. NMSC will provide alternate entry materials that require the signature of a school official.

    National Merit Scholarship Corporation | 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Evanston, Illinois 60201-4897 | Phone: (847) 866-5100


    SAT Reasoning Test

    The SAT Reasoning Test is required by many colleges and universities for admission. It focuses on verbal, mathematical, and writing skills. There are many opportunities to take this test during the school year. Colleges encourage students to take the SAT I during their junior year in high school.
    ANNOUNCING the NEW AUGUST administration of the SAT and SAT Subject Tests!
    The SAT and SAT subject tests will be offered in test centers on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. January 21, 2017 was the last Jan. SAT administration; Jan administrations will no longer be offered.  Register by July 28th to beat the late registration deadline.  sat.org/register


    Please use this link to identify college ACT Writing and  SAT Essay Requirements

    With the upcoming new SAT test, you may be having a tough time deciding which test to take for college admissions. Check out the links below or take the quiz : click here.


    1.  Further understanding of the redesigned SAT can be found at this link:   re-designed SAT.

    2.  The article below gives you an in-depth look at the redesigned SAT and how it compares to the old SAT and the ACT:

    Click here  to view the  PSAT/SAT/ACT & Overview of College Planning Night presentation that was delivered on Nov. 3rd, 2016.  This presentation is especially tailored to be helpful to parents of 8th, 9th and 10th graders. 

    College Board Announces Unlimited SAT Score Sends for Low-Income Students:  https://www.collegeboard.org/membership/all-access/admissions/college-board-announces-unlimited-sat-score-sends-low-income

    SAT Subject Tests

    The Subject Tests, subject-specific exams usually taken at the conclusion of a course, are often required by selective colleges as part of the admission process and/or for placement purposes. A student can NOT take both the Reasoning Test and a Subject Test on the same test date. Students can take multiple Subject Tests on the same test date.
    For more information about the SAT and to register go to collegeboard.org.

    State College Area School District's CEEB code is 394685

     State College High School's Test Center # is 39670
Last Modified on December 15, 2017