Testing

SME CEEB code:  172473

ACT

Register online at ACT

Tests are administered at other local high schools (not SME). You can view available locations during the registration process.


Registration Dates & Deadlines

2018-2019 Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018**      August 10, 2018                        August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019

 

PSAT

Administered at SME on Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Sophomores:

  • All sophomores will take the PSAT on Oct. 10th
  • No registration is required
  • There is no fee for the sophomore PSAT
  • The sophomore PSAT is for practice only and the score is not reported anywhere or used for any type of scholarship or college admissions.

Juniors:

  • On Oct. 10th, juniors may choose to re-take the PSAT or take a Locally-score (practice) ACT

    • Junior PSAT
      • Fee is $19
      • Students must register themselves online at Total Registration
      • Registration information and deadline will be announced in September
      • The PSAT junior year score is used for college admissions and scholarships and enters students in the National Merit scholarship competition.
      • Students must take the PSAT in their junior year in order to entered in the National Merit competition and be considered for other scholarships (the sophomore year PSAT score is for practice only).
      • Recommended for students who intend to apply to selective colleges and universities
    • Locally-scored (practice) ACT
      • No fee for the Oct. 10th ACT and no registration is required (any junior who does not register and pay to take the PSAT will take the ACT)
      • Locally-scored ACT is for practice only and the score is not included on a student's SME transcript and is not reported anywhere
      • Provides a baseline score and feedback to help prepare students for the real ACT
      • Recommended for students who are not intending to apply to selective colleges or universities and would like additional practice before taking the real ACT

SAT

Register online at College Board

Tests are administered at SME and other local schools. You can view available locations during the registration process.
 

2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines

SAT Date Registration Deadline     Late Registration Deadline      Deadline for Changes
Aug. 25, 2018       July 27, 2018


August 15, 2018 

August 15, 2018
Oct. 6, 2018 September 7, 2018


September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018
Nov. 3, 2018 October 5, 2018


October 24, 2018

October 24, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018 November 2, 2018


November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019


February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019


April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019


May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

Advanced Placement (AP)

Registration for May 2019 AP Exams will begin in spring semester.

Students will receive more information in their AP classes about the registration process in January, 2019.

Scores

Use the College Board website to view your AP scores and to send your AP scores to colleges.

SME does not include AP scores on transcripts and does not send score reports to colleges or universities, so students need to access their College Board account in order to view and send their AP scores.

Having trouble logging in or viewing your scores? See the AP Frequently Asked Questions and the account help and troubleshooting resources on the College Board website.

Earning college credit from AP tests

Use the College Board's credit policy search tool to find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores.

Choosing which AP courses to take

See the College Board for more information about the benefits of taking AP courses and deciding which AP courses may be right for you.

Test Prep

SME free online ACT Test Prep course
Check here for updates on the next start date for this interactive, 8-week course

Doorway to College 
In-person instruction at SMNW and other local sites  

The ACT
Registration site for the ACT. Also includes test prep resources and test-taking tips. 
Full length practice ACT exams are available here.

On Twitter: @actstudent

The Princeton Review
Test prep and tutoring assistance, along with information and advice about college admission. 

Kaplan Test Prep and ACT/Kaplan Online Prep Live
Highly rated and longstanding test prep company whose motto is "the right tools, personalized learning, and guaranteed results." Lots of options.

Peterson's
Comprehensive site that includes college search and financial aid tools, along with test prep for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT.

PowerScore
Highly reviewed and one of the fastest-growing test prep companies in the U.S. 

Revolution Prep
Highly rated professional tutoring.

4 Tests
Founded by two recent college graduates who had difficulty finding the test prep resources they wanted.

Method Test Prep
Online teacher-led prep courses, with a variety of options (mini "cram" classes, as well as more thorough, lengthier courses).

The College Board
Official site of the PSAT and SAT. Includes free practice tests and links to free Khan Academy test prep, along with options for fee-based study guides and online courses. Also provides tips and study strategies and info on college search.