College Admissions Testing Information, Dates and FAQ's
S.B.H.S SCHOOL CODE
310-802
TEST CENTER
MONMOUTH JUNCTION
TEST CENTER # FOR SAT
31-517
TEST CENTER # FOR ACT
162-010

PSAT
This exam is given once a year in October. ALL college-bound sophomores and juniors should register to take this test. This is a practice SAT I exam to acclimate the students to the SAT and to provide predictive information for SAT performance. It is also used by the National Merit Corporation to identify highly qualified juniors for recognition.

*New and revised PSAT beginning October 2015



SAT
This is a three and one-half hour test, divided into three sections: Critical Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The scores range from 200-800 in each section. It is recommended that students take the exam two or three times, two of which should be in their junior year.

*New and revised SAT beginning March 2016. For more information go to: https://www.collegeboard.org/delivering-opportunity/Sat


ACT
This test is an alternative to the SAT. It can be taken during a student's junior and/or senior years. The ACT is divided into four parts: Math, English, Science Reasoning, Reading, and an optional Writing section. The student will receive a composite score from 1-36. Students with a solid course background and good grades are encouraged to take the ACT test as an alternative to or in addition to the SAT.


SAT II (Subject Tests)
Students applying to selective schools are required to take the SAT II subject area tests (usually three exams). Each test is one hour long so students can take one, two or three at one administration. Each subject score ranges from 200-800. Students taking advanced coursework in math or science in their freshman or sophomore years may wish to take the related exam; ask your teacher or counselor for more information (ex: a student taking AP Physics B in grade 9 or Honors Chemistry in grade 10 may wish to take the SAT II in that subject area). Most students take the SAT II subject tests at the end of their junior year or beginning of their senior year. You should consult your counselor for the timing of the test.


For more information about test dates for SAT, SAT Subject Tests and on-line registration, please go to: www.collegeboard.com

For more information about test dates for the ACT and on-line registration, please go to: www.act.org Frequently Asked Questions about College Admissions Testing While the following questions and answers will provide general information, it is best to contact individual colleges and testing agencies directly for detailed answers and the most up-to-date information.