College Testing


PSAT

The new PSAT/NMSQT includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test and is administered once each year -- usually in the middle of October. Students can take the PSAT during 9th, 10th and/or 11th grades -- all Clovis Unified 10th grade students are automatically registered and take the test free of charge. Students who took the 2016 PSAT on October 19 can expect to receive their score report in early 2017.

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.

 

2016-17 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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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 or SAT no later than the December test date. 

2016-17 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!

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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.