COLLEGE ENTRANCE & PLACEMENT TESTS
The PSAT will be given at South Stokes on the second Wednesday of October at 8:30 AM. All sophomores and juniors considering applying to four-year colleges should take this test as it provides excellent practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. For juniors, it also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. There is a $15.00 fee for the exam. All students interested in taking the test should register in the Counseling Center beginning in September.
College-bound juniors need to plan on taking the SAT. We encourage students who are planning to apply to four-year colleges and universities to take the PSAT in October, and then take the SAT twice in the spring of their junior year. Students should have completed Math 3 (or be enrolled in Math 3) before taking the test. If you have not met the math requirements, but are planning to apply to a four-year college directly after high school, please see your counselor about alternate college admissions tests. Students planning to apply to two-year community and technical colleges are NOT required to submit SAT scores. Students are encouraged to register for the SAT at http://www.collegeboard.com. Fee waivers are available in the Counseling Center - check with your counselor about eligibility. The SAT is given at South Stokes in October and May and is available at other high schools in November, December, January, and August.
The ACT is another college admissions test accepted by most colleges and universities. All juniors will take the ACT free of charge during the spring. Students may also wish to register for a national test date if they wish to take the ACT again. The ACT is given at South Stokes High School in October, April, and June, and is available at other high schools in September, December, and February. Fee waivers are available in the Counseling Center along with registration and practice materials. Students may also register for the ACT at www.act.org.
Community College Placement Test
Representatives from Forsyth Technical Community College typically come to South Stokes twice a year to administer the Community College Placement Test (CPT) to seniors planning to apply to community colleges and students planning to take dual enrollment courses. Basic reading skills, sentence skills, arithmetic, and elementary algebra are tested to determine students’ preparedness for college-level courses.
While this test does not determine if students are admitted into the community college, students who do poorly may not be eligible for admissions into some competitive programs. These tests also determine if students must take remedial math and English classes at the community college. Since these remedial courses typically cost over $200 each, it is to your advantage to score high on the placement test. To begin preparing for the test, please follow the link below to practice online or see your counselor for paper study guides.
Links for College Entrance & Placement Test
PSAT & SAT
COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST