S.A.T. : All juniors will take the S.A.T. on April 14, 2020 through Lakeland High School. Only if you are planning to take the S.A.T. early or to retake the S.A.T. do you need to register and find a testing location through the College Board website.
- S.A.T. Directions - Save yourself some valuable time on test day. Familiarize yourself with the directions and expectations for each section of the Re-Designed S.A.T.
P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T. : This Preliminary S.A.T. (P.S.A.T.) administration serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (N.M.S.Q.T.) for junior students and is a great preparation for the S.A.T. which all juniors take in the spring. The P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T. will be administered to juniors on October 16, 2019 at Lakeland High School. This is an optional test, so you must purchase a test.
We have a limited number of tests as this test is reserved on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline to sign up for the test is Friday, October 4th. In order to reserve your spot, please follow three steps:
- Purchase the P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T. 2019 on e~Funds for $20. **Note - If you receive free or reduced lunch, you may qualify for a fee waiver. If this is the case, please skip to Step 2.**
- After paying through e~Funds, complete the online PSAT/NMSQT Registration survey. **Note - If requesting a fee waiver, please check the appropriate box on the online form linked above.**
- Once payment and online registration are complete, pick up your P.S.A.T./N.M.S.Q.T. Student Guide from Mrs. Roberts in the Counseling Office. This includes information about the test as well as a full length practice test.
P.S.A.T. 10 and P.S.A.T. 8/9 : All 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the P.S.A.T. on April 14, 2020. These assessments will provide a great opportunity to practice for taking the S.A.T. in junior year and will provide students with information on their skills, college readiness, and suggestions for scheduling appropriate coursework in the future.
Khan Academy : This free service has partnered with College Board to provide exclusive access to preparation materials for the re-designed S.A.T. tests. Through Khan Academy you can upload your P.S.A.T. or S.A.T. results, or take diagnostic testing, to develop a personalized road map for S.A.T. test preparation. You can easily sign in to Khan Academy using Google. All students can use their H.V.S. Google login information to gain access to this great preparation tool.
A.C.T. : Since students in Michigan are no longer automatically taking the A.C.T., if you would like to take this test you will have to sign up through A.C.T. directly on their website. Most colleges will take either S.A.T. or A.C.T. scores as part of the college admissions process. If you are unsure as to how the S.A.T. will go, we would encourage you to take both tests. Send all of your scores to colleges or for scholarship opportunities and whichever score is higher will be the one that is used. Come see your counselor if you have a question about whether or not you should take the A.C.T.