Find out about the PSAT and the PLAN, preliminary preparation tests for the SAT and the ACT. With high scores on these preliminary tests, one may qualify for academic recognition and possible scholarships. Both tests are scheduled from October through December.
The PSAT and SAT have similar questions; consider this a practice for the SAT. PSAT scores from junior year qualify one for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Meet with a guidance counselor to review the results of the PSAT and PLAN tests. Review the material included with the test results.
Visit the high school's college guidance office to research colleges, view literature, read guidebooks and discover Internet resources.
Visit the guidance counselor to discuss registering for the June SAT Subject Test. This specialized test is on academic subjects that you have already completed.
Discuss with the guidance counselor enrolling in summer school or taking a summer course at a local college.
Some colleges require three SAT Subject Tests (formerly SAT II) that are given in early June. Tests should include math and writing. You will be taking these tests again in your junior year and you'll have the option of sending your best scores to colleges. PSATs will be taken in October. Consider a summer PSAT/SAT prep course.
Last Edited: September 2015
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