College Testing


PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT -- which includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test -- will be administered at Buchanan High School on Wednesday, October 11. Students can take the PSAT during 9th, 10th and/or 11th grades -- all Clovis Unified 11th grade students are automatically registered and take the test free of charge.

9th and 10th graders interested in taking the PSAT can click HERE to register and pay the $20 registration fee. The deadline for 9th and 10th graders to register is 10:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2.

SAT

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As the nation's most widely used college admission test, the SAT is taken by more than two million students every year and is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities. The SAT tests the reading, writing and math skills that are critical for success in college and beyond. The SAT also provides the opportunity for you to connect to scholarship opportunities, place out of certain college courses,and learn more about your academic strengths. 

Four year college-bound students should take the SAT during the spring of their junior year and again during the fall of their senior year. Most colleges require students to take the SAT no later than the December test date.

 

2017-18 SAT Test Dates (click HERE for printable version)

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Buchanan High School Code: 050618

Current SAT fees. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify -- see your counselor!

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Chegg SAT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat

 

ACT

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The ACT is accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. The test questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Every day you attend class you are preparing for the ACT. The harder you work in school, the more prepared you will be for the test. 

Four year college-bound students should take the ACT during the spring of their junior year and again during the fall of their senior year. Most colleges require students to take the ACT no later than the December test date. 

 

2017-18 ACT Test Dates (click HERE for printable version)

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Buchanan High School Code: 050618

Current ACT feesFee waivers are available for those who qualify -- see your counselor!

 

Chegg ACT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/act

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The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing 2016-17 contains information about how scores from the ACT and SAT tests affect admission to colleges and universities. Also included are admission statistics for 350 colleges and universities.