PSAT Information

  • PSAT, SAT & ACT Information

    The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is the first major screening test for most college-oriented students.  The test measures critical reading, math and writing abilities that are important for academic success in college. Students in grade 11 taking the PSAT test will be considered for National Merit Scholarship/recognition.  

    PSAT, SAT, and ACT test dates are listed below. All dates for SAT testing are included in the booklets, “Taking the SAT…The Official Guide to the SAT” and the “Official Registration Bulletin” available in the PPS office.  SAT scores are an important component in college admissions and post-secondary college scholarship opportunities. 

    The 2016 PSAT (Preliminary SAT) will be held during the school day on Wednesday, October 19th from 7:20am until 12Noon in the gym.  All college-bound juniors are strongly encouraged to take this exam for SAT practice. The cost is $10 (cash or check payable to BCTHS) and will be paid in the main office. Bring your receipt to PPS to sign up and receive a practice book.

    Our high school testing code is 391362 and must be placed on all test documents – it is your responsibility to do so.

    October 19, 2016 - given at BCTHS

    October 1, 2016
    November 5, 2016
    December 3, 2016
    January 21, 2017
    March 11, 2017
    May 6, 2017
    June 3, 2017

    September 10, 2016
    October 22, 2016
    December 10, 2016
    February 11, 2017
    April 8, 2017
    June 10, 2017 

    Tests on the above dates will be administered at one of the participating school districts.  Listen for announcements regarding these tests and contact your guidance counselor for additional information.  Dates are subject to change.

    How to apply for testing accommodations for the PSAT and/or SAT tests on these dates:  The College Board provides a broad-range of accommodations to eligible students.  Accommodations must be applied for and approved before they can be used.  The first step of the process is to complete the Request For Accomodation Consent Form located below.

    Deadlines for Submission:  Reviewing accommodation requests takes approximately seven weeks, therefore, students are urged to start the process during freshman year.. Students who receive accommodations can use them throughout their high school careers. Once approved, it is not necessary to reapply.  

    Questions should be directed to Guidance Counselor and SSD College Board Coordinator, Mrs. McWilliams  You can also contact her at 215-949-1700 ext. 2594. 

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